The D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged is built using the same material and techniques Martin was using in the late 1930 such as hide glue construction and hand-scalloped X-bracing. The Adirondack top is enhanced with the Vintage Tone System (VTS), a process that ages the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin. In the Aged version, Martin subtly distresses the finish, giving it the patina of an 80 year old guitar that has been used but not abused. The D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged looks, feels and sounds more like a vintage guitar than any new instrument has a right to.

stock no. 57648

ModelD-18 Authentic 1939 Aged
TopAdirondack Spruce with VTS
Back and sidesGenuine Mahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16" Bone
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 1/8''
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialGenuine Mahogany
Weight3.84 lbs
BracingAuthentic 1939 Rearward Shifted X Brace, Scalloped, Adirondack Spruce with VTS
InlayAbalone, Old Style 18
Neck profileAuthentic 1939
Total frets19
TunersNickel Open Gear - Aged
FinishVintage Gloss - Aged
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No2325463
BindingFaux Tortoise