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. 59399

ModelD-18 Authentic 1939 Aged
TopAdirondack Spruce with VTS
Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 1/8"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMahogany
CaseOrig. Hard
RosetteOld style 18
Weight3.98 lbs
Neck profileAuthentic 1939 standard Taper
InlayOld Style 18, Abalone
BracingAuthentic 1939 Rearward-Shifted X-Brace, Scalloped, Adirondack Spruce with VTS, 5/16"
Total frets20
TunersNickel Open Gear butterbean knobs
Serial No2399569
FinishVintage Gloss
BindingTortoise color - brown