Here's a remarkably original and unscathed '50s D-18, one that we sold a decade ago and we're glad to see it again. Original tuners, nut, pickguard and bridge. Finish is all original except for light touchup ages ago to a top crack near the bottom of the treble side lower bout (see photo 8, approx. between 4 and 5 o'clock). There;s also a short repaired side crack on bass side near the waist. Professional refret several years ago, light fret wear since. These old D-18s deliver more sound per pound than just about any acoustic (this one weighs barely 4 lbs.) and it has the brightness and balance so often missing in Dreadnoughts, while still delivering plenty of bass response. Comes in a nice recent-vintage TKL Deluxe case with Collings badge on the side.

stock no. 58196

ModelD-18
TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 1/8"
Bridge materialRosewood
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
Bracingtapered X pattern
Electronicsnone
Total frets20
Tunersoriginal Kluson
Finishlacquer
CaseHardshell
Serial No155327
BindingTortoise Style