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2016 Martin D18 Authentic 1939, VTS Adirondack Spruce, Mahogany - USED


(USED) We feel that, without a doubt, the Authentics are the best new guitars that Martin offer.  As you probably know, they are the most true interpretations of Martin's influential pre-war guitars, and they are recreated in exacting detail.  This D-18 Authentic is based on the 1939 specs, and it will have you wondering if you've travelled back in time!  This one is particularly light.  

VTS (torrefied) Adirondack spruce top, mahogany back/sides/neck, hide glue construction throughout.  5/16" scalloped rear-shifted VTS Adirondack braces and maple bridge plate.  It has a 1 11/16" nut and 2 1/8" string spacing at the saddle.  The neck has the Authentic 1939 standard taper, and isn't nearly as chunky as many of the profiles that have appeared on Authentics from other years.  

Low gloss, vintage-style lacquer finish with vintage toner.  No structural issues, minimal fret wear under the unwound strings, comfortable action with tall saddle.  Some pick swipes above the sound hole on the bass side.  Includes original hardshell case.

Serial #2034935 (2016)
AMW Price: $5,195 (Online checkout, ON CONSIGNMENT)

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