Although Clarence White is most associated with the 1935 Martin D-28 that is now owned by Tony Rice, on most of the famous bluegrass records he made with the Kentucky Colonels White used a D-18. In 2001 Martin paid tribute to that lesser known, but still great sounding guitar with the limited edition Martin D-18CW. For this special guitar, Martin decided to make the back from figured mahogany and Adirondack spruce, a combo that produces a clear balanced tone with plenty of punch. This particular D-18CW is in fine condition with just the slightest amount of play wear. There is just a bit of fret wear and a few very minor scuffs here and there that don’t show up in the photographs. This guitar is #132 of 292 built. Includes the original hardshell case which is in good condition but it is missing one latch.

stock no. 55630

ModelD-18CW Clarence White
TopAdirondack Spruce
Back and sidesFigured mahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 1/4"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMahogany
CaseOrig. Hard
BindingTortoiseshell Celluloid
BracingScalloped
Total frets20
RosetteAbalone
TunersWaverly
Serial No818083