Here we have a nice full, loud and balanced sounding 2003 Martin D-18GE - honestly one of the most impressive D18 Golden Era examples we have encountered - Also dig the top!
This is the Martin recreation of a prewar style D-18, having the muchloved and desired Adirondack spruce top, the 1 ¾” nut width, the advanced X, forward-shifted scalloped bracing – which produces the sound of the Golden Era of Martin guitar production – 1934 to 1944. Adirondack spruce top and Advanced X Forward Shifted Golden Era scalloped bracing. We present a fourteen fret to the body, 20 fret total guitar, with Adirondack ¼” bracing, genuine mahogany for the sides and back, a solid Brazilian rosewood headplate veneer with the old style burnished gold script “C F Martin & Co., Est 1833” logo. It is made utilizing mahogany blocks and a dovetail neck joint, has a black ebony fingerboard, bridge and heel cap, a long scale of 25.4” nut to saddle, a comfortable 1 ¾” nut width and 2 4/16th” bridge string spacing. It hosts the 1930s style belly bridge with the long saddle of fossil ivory, and in addition sports a fossil ivory nut, Gotoh nickel-plated open-bear tuners, and solid black ebony bridge and end pins. The 6 fingerboard markers are “old style -18” being colorful pearl, positioned in diminishing size (much like ourselves). The neck is “Modified V with ‘30s style taper.” It’s interior paper label was signed by C F Martin IV; the beveled and polished pickguard is Delmar tortoise color; the body is polished gloss finish and the back of the neck is matte (crosslink) finish. Its sound is big, woody, airy, acoustically transparent and full of vintage vitality. For a fraction of the price of an original prewar Martin D-18 you get a guitar you that will provision you with prestige and personal satisfaction for the rest of your natural life, and possibly beyond.
This guitar shows some very minor and minimal signs of play wear - plays great with no issues whatsoever