A new guitar that looks and sounds like it’s been played for 80 years, the Aged version of the acclaimed D-18 Authentic 1939 includes all of the goodness that comes with Martin’s Authentic Series instruments, like hide glue construction and hand-scalloped X-bracing—plus the Vintage Tone System (VTS) that ages the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin. But we didn’t stop there. We’ve now taken this amazing model and methodically, painstakingly distressed it, inside and out, in all the right places. The result is a tactile, visual, and auditory experience that will transport you all the way back to the 1930s. And we know you’re going to like it there. Stock is limited.
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Top Detail: Aged
Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1939 Rearward Shifted X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
Back Detail: Aged
Back Purfling/Strip: Madagascar Rosewood
Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
Side Detail: Aged
Endpiece: Faux Tortoise
Binding: Faux Tortoise
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1939
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with 1939 Taper
Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut:1-11/16"
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18
Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Top Color: Modified Vintage Toner
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8"
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear - Aged
Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)