Here's a D-18 ready for hard traveling and serious jam sessions (the Calton case is from the Calgary period). This D-18 has had a neck reset and refret, and a replacement Martin bridge in the correct style. Original tuners and pickguard, original nut has been shimmed. Interior bracing is all original including the small maple bridge plate. Neck was obviously reset a long time ago as it was done by "slipping the neck block," a method widely used in the '60s and early '70s, especially on the West Coast. This was very neatly done and is difficult to detect. The back has been oversprayed with a thin coat of lacquer, on the rest of the guitar the finish has been touched-up in a few areas, such as to the top wear above the low E string just below the soundhole rim, and to the binding around the heelcap (that portion of the back binding was pulled loose and then reglued during the neck reset). Some hairline cracks to the sides were glued and some lacquer touch-up applied so the gloss is a bit uneven at the waist on both sides. Finish crazing to bass side near endpin, apparently from moisture but everything in that area looks and feels solid. Note the lacquer crazing to the back, and a few hairline cracks that have been glued. We're using a lot of words to cover what are mostly minor finish issues in an effort to be thorough, but the sound of this D-18 will be what wins you over. It's loud and crisp, the kind of D-18 most flatpickers love. If the stickers on the Calton case are not to your liking they are easy to remove, another advantage with a fiberglass case!

stock no. 55138

Back and sidesmahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge materialrosewood
Fretboard Materialrosewood
Neck materialmahogany
BracingX pattern
Total frets20
TunersKluson Deluxe
Serial No201294
Bindingtortoiseshell celluloid