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Body: Spruce top with mahogany back and sides
Neck: Mahogany neck with a soft “V” profile, 1 11/16” wide nut, rosewood fretboard, 16” radius, and dot inlays, serial number dates to 1957
Pickups/Hardware: Original tuners, K&K Pure Mini pickup
Cosmetic Condition: There’s some serious character through every inch of this D-18! Some checking flows throughout the body and the top has some scratches and heavy pick / play wear around the sound hole and tongue. The sides have some dings, chips, and repaired cracks and the back has some hefty chipping and buckle rash. The neck has some dings that have been worn smoother with age and the headstock has some hanger wear and some wear around the edges with heavy patches of missing finish around the tuners. This Martin is a vintage beaut’!
Playability: The strings are nice and low, play great, and ring out clearly across the board.
Modifications/Repairs: The guitar has had a neck reset and refret. A K&K pure mini pickup has been installed. The endpin was drilled out for the output jack. The bridge has been replaced. The saddle and bridge pins have been replaced. There are several small repaired cracks on the back and sides. There is a strap button drilled into the heel.
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