Martin D-18V (No Longer Available)
6-string Acoustic Guitar with Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, and Hardshell Case
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Martin's Vintage GuitarA member of Martin's Vintage Series acoustic guitars, the D-18V Dreadnought features many of the characterisitics of Martin's pre-World War II instruments - old-style squared headstock, modified V-shaped neck, period fingerboard inlays, scalloped bracing, beveled tortoise colored pickguard, vintage tuning machines and Gieb style case and more. The top of the D-18V is made of solid Spruce, while the back and sides are of Mahogany. The D-18V features an ebony fingerboard and bridge. Other vintage touches to this beautiful instrument include old-style abalone positon dots and open-geared chrome tuners with butterbean knobs.
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Bought a Custom D-18 V. in 2005 with a cutaway.
by Douglas R. Smith from Newport,TN. USA.I bought a D-18 in 1955 from the Martin Factory. I was a Junior in H.S. I've had fret work done one time. I still play this Guitar twice a week. In 2005, through my music shop dealer, I purchased a cu... read more [+]stome D-18 cutaway. It is fabulous. It is lighter weight than my old one & has so much more depth & over all power. I wrote Martin Co. a letter & told them, You Out Did Your selves on this one. After 50 years of playing Guitars, I've again found a better one in my 2005 Martin Custom. A great co. to do business with for a great product. Doug Smith in Newport, TN. close [-]
January 7, 2010
Music Background: Played & Sang old country & Gospel music all my life, & still doing it.just slowed down a bit with age.
D18V vrs Collings
by Henry from CTJust got it and boy is it a sweet sounding guitar! I own a few high-end Collings, and it simply doesn't make sense to compare as they are two different animals.
December 30, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist
The d18-V is a real cann... read more [+]on-not quite as much so as pre-war d18's (noone should be surprised as those pre-wars are freaks of nature). But the guitar projects beautifully and it's just a really nice easy play.
There were a few small cosmetic botches on the edges--Bill Collings would have done a Pete Townsend if one of his guitars had such imperfections--this gutar would have never made it out of the shop. And the Collings is built like a tank--the quality of construction is clearly superior. But the tone, projection and playability of my d18-v more than compensates for the very small imperfections. And if anyone has ever seen what some of thos pre-war d18's look like(been through some serious playing and perhaps partying), you'll understand why sound trumps looks.
Anyway, hope this helps. An unbeleivably great guitar! close [-]
by David Lanik from New YorkMy first Martin guitar, and how!. I've been playing over 40 years. I thought it was time to get a Martin. I've always liked and respected the D-18. I saw the first one in my search in NY cit... read more [+]y. I thought I should keep looking at guitars before I bought this one so, I did. After a month or so of trying a lot of different new Martins, I came back to this very one.
May 1, 2004
I was the first non-Martin employee to play this CANNON. Talk about the definitive Martin tone!
I love my new Martin D-18V guitar. close [-]
Hector, Kissimmee, FL
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