Martin D-18 Natural 1971

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Martin D-18 Natural 1971

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Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "V" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .84" (1st fret), .99" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 14.00"
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 25 2/5"
Neck Details: Mahogany neck with unbound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and non-adjustable neck reinforcement
Electronics: None
Hardware: Original. The bridge has been removed and reset, and the saddle shaved down to compensate for the neck angle.
Weight: 4lbs 7oz
Modifications/Repairs: -Several braces have been reglued -The pickguard was removed, flattened, and reglued as it had shrunk with time and pulled up a piece of the top. This piece has been flattened and reglued, and a small bit of missing wood has been replaced. -Two cracks in the sides of the body have been repaired -The bridge has been removed and reset -Much of the binding has been reglued. A small portion of the binding on the back of the treble shoulder has been entirely replaced.
Case Details: Original hardshell case. The handle has been replaced.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has aged nicely, with numerous small finish dings, scratches, and patches of play wear present. The pickguard has shrunk, which pulled up part of the top; the pickguard was removed, flattened, and reglued following repair of the top. There is a small footprint showing the original size of the guard. The sides and back have numerous scratches, and there are two repaired cracks on the sides of the body. The neck is glossy and smooth with a few small dings.
Serial Number: 275153
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and mild neck relief, and is currently set up with 12-53 phosphor bronze strings. The neck is somewhat underset, and the saddle has been shaved down to compensate for the lower neck angle; the guitar plays cleanly and comfortably in this condition. The narrow frets are fairly low with some large divots present under the treble strings. The serial number date this guitar to 1971.
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