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LTD 6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Adirondack Spruce Top, Solid Sinker Mahogany Back/Sides, Hand-carved Mahogany Neck, and Hard Case - Natural
Item ID: CSD1812

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Limited-edition Custom Shop D-18!

The Martin CS-D18-12 Limited Edition acoustic guitar gives a Custom Shop treatment to a legendary instrument! Based on the historic 1933 Ditson 111 in the Martin Museum, the CS-D18-12 features a solid Adirondack spruce top and a solid sinker mahogany back and sides for rich tone and an elegant look. Other distinctive features include an ebony fretboard atop a hand-carved mahogany neck, a new Custom Shop Thin Finish, a fossilized ivory nut and saddles, and a special Custom Shop Geib-style hard case. Only 75 of these gorgeous guitars will be made for the entire world in 2012, so don't miss your chance to own the Martin CS-D18-12 Limited Edition acoustic guitar!

Martin CS-D18-12 Limited Edition Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Premium tone woods
  • Birth of an iconic guitar design
  • Martin quality since 1833
Premium tone woods

You are probably already familiar with the Martin D-18 guitar, which by all counts is an amazing guitar, well, Martin decided to take it up a notch with the Custom Shop CS-D18-12. To begin with they upgraded the Sitka spruce top to Adirondack spruce and the mahogany to Belize sinker mahogany. Adirondack spruce is known for having an aged sound that requires less time to "break in". These two woods combine to create a rich, full, detailed sound. The internal scalloped bracing was even upgraded to Adirondack spruce.

Birth of an iconic guitar design

In the midst of the Great Depression, Martin managed to create two guitars that have remained incredibly popular to this day - in fact, the D-28 and the D-18 share what has become an iconic design. By introducing the dreadnought body shape into their lineup, Martin brought powerful bass and projection to guitarists - a real plus in an era before electric guitars entered the scene. The CS-D18-12 continues the Martin tradition, with premium tonewoods, components, and craftsmanship.

Martin quality since 1833

So, why does a Martin sound so good? Consider the fact that the company has been making quality instruments since 1833, and what we might consider "modern" acoustic guitars since early in the 20th century. What's more, the company's commitment to quality has never wavered, so whether you're investing in a brand-new D-18 or inheriting a family heirloom vintage Martin, you know you're getting the best. The CS-D18-12 Limited Edition acoustic guitar is an instrument that you'll want to keep for a lifetime, and you'll love Martin's uncompromising quality.

Martin CS-D18-12 Limited Edition Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Limited Edition D18 dreadnought - only 75 will be available worldwide in 2012
  • Solid Adirondack spruce top for amazingly vibrant tone that will only enhance with age
  • Custom Shop Thin Finish, new for 2012, is 40% thinner than the standard Martin finish for enhanced resonance and sustain
  • Custom Shop Geib-style hardshell case included
The Martin CS-D18-12 Limited Edition makes an impressive addition to a legendary line!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 10CSD1812

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See also: Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars