Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 No Longer Available

Six-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Adirondack Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Hardshell Case - Natural
Item ID: D18A1939

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Martin D-18 Authentic 1939
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Legendary Martin Guitar Tone!

Not just any other D-18, the Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 acoustic guitar is made the old-school way using hide glue and period-correct specifications. This guitar has that classic rich tone and and big projection that's perfect for stage and studio. We've spent a lot of time with acoustic guitars at Sweetwater, and this guitar delivers the iconic Martin sound by the bucket full. Its solid Adirondack spruce top and mahogany back and sides provide the foundation for stunning sound, and the Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 acoustic guitar will only sound better as it ages.

Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Historically accurate re-creation
  • The choice of session guitarists for decades
  • Part of modern music's history
Historically accurate re-creation

Martin started designing the D-18 Authentic 1939 acoustic guitar by taking a 1939 D-18 from their museum to the Smithsonian Institute so they could perform a CAT scan to examine and catalog every detail of this amazing instrument. From the premium tonewoods to the spot-on detailing to the historically accurate bracing and hide-glue construction, the Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 is as perfect as it gets.

The choice of session guitarists for decades

The Martin D-18 Authentic 1939's "just right" tonality is just as useful in your studio as it is on stage. Just ask any recording engineer that's been in the business for a couple decades: the D-18 has an uncanny ability to set itself into any mix nicely, with a minimum of processing. Sure, that jumbo-body rosewood guitar looks great, but you'll be rolling off low frequencies and carefully adjusting compressors to prevent it from getting too boomy or indistinct in the final mix. Just grab your Martin D-18 Authentic 1939, point your favorite small-diaphragm condenser mic at the 12th fret, and you've got a sound that practically mixes itself.

Part of modern music's history

You've already heard the sweet sound of the Martin D-18 more times than you probably realize. That's because it was the choice guitar of legends such as Clarence White, Elvis Presley, and many more. Even Andy Griffith played one on The Andy Griffith Show. The Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 is a perfect example of an instrument that became iconic purely based on its tone and craftsmanship.

Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • An iconic piece of Martin guitar history, with a focused tone that sits well with a wide variety of instruments
  • Solid Adirondack spruce top for amazing projection and great note definition
  • Solid mahogany back and sides for a well-balanced tonal range
  • Focused low frequency response that sounds tight, never boomy
  • Hardshell case included

Choose the Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 acoustic guitar for classic tone with remarkable craftsmanship!

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Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 10D18AUTHENTIC1939

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See also: Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars