Martin DC-18EL Left-handed - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar, Left-handed, with Solid Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Hardwood Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Fishman Electronics - Natural
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Legendary Martin for the Left-handed Performer

The Martin DC-18EL acoustic guitar will take you back to the days when acoustic guitars were king and players depended on their dreadnought's rich tone to convey their songs. But the onboard Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics and single cutaway also make this DC-18EL able to tackle today's stages. And the DC-18EL still gives you the classic Martin guitar experience of a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides providing the foundation for stunning sound. The Martin DC-18EL acoustic guitar will only sound better, acoustically and plugged, in as it ages.

Martin DC-18EL Left-handed Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Martin flat-top tone
  • Fishman Aura VT Enhance
  • Part of modern music's history
Martin flat-top tone

The Martin D-18 that inspired the DC-18EL has been a top choice for serious performers for decades. The guitar's combination of solid Sitka spruce and mahogany gives it a sound that sits perfectly in a mix, cutting through and holding its own without overbearing the song's other elements. Whether you're playing solo or live with a band, your DC-18EL's rich tone will always be heard without fighting with vocals or covering up the low-end impact from the bass player.

Fishman Aura VT Enhance

Fishman is just as much a leader in acoustic amplification as Martin is in guitar manufacturing. These two companies have placed the Aura VT Enhance electronics system in the DC-18EL to give it a natural and expressive voice when performing live through an amp or PA system. The Aura preamps have been favorites of players for years. But the VT Enhance raises the bar by using discreet soundhole-mounted controls for the pickup's volume and tone. You can rest easy knowing that the natural sound of your DC-18EL will come through the speakers loud and clear.

Part of modern music's history

You've already heard the sweet sound that the Martin DC-18EL is capable of more times than you probably realize. The original D-18 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. It's been a workhorse dreadnought acoustic for singers and songwriters since its original release in 1934. The Martin DC-18EL is a perfect example of this instrument that became iconic because of its tone and craftsmanship.

Martin DC-18EL Left-handed Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • An iconic dreadnought with built-in electronics
  • Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics preserve natural acoustic tone
  • Single-cutaway design offers upper-fret access
  • Solid Sitka spruce top enhances projection and note definition
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
The Martin DC-18EL acoustic offers classic tone acoustically and live.

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought 14-Fret
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Left-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Body Bracing Forward shifted X-brace
Binding Faux Tortoise
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Modified low oval
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Nickel open gear
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone/Compensated white tusq
Nut Width 1.75"
Electronics Fishman Aura VT Enhance
Strings Recommended: SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light (MSP7100)
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 10DC18EL

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