The D-18 Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage. This guitar is packed with custom features and modern technology that you have to see, feel, and hear for yourself. The vintage appointments include a Sitka spruce Vintage Tone System (VTS) top, a dovetail neck joint, and natural protein glue construction that give it the rich, fully aged Martin tone that has inspired generations. The look is unlike anything in our production line to date with East Indian rosewood binding, stylish gold frets, gold open-gear tuners, and a unique 1930s style script logo inlaid in pearl on the headstock. Some ultra-modern features include a titanium truss rod, Liquidmetal® bridge pins with red dots, and a composite carbon fiber bridgeplate that boosts volume without adding weight. And we’ve included a new neck shape that is slightly asymmetrical for maximum hand comfort up and down the fretboard. This guitar is anything but standard.
- Model: D-18 Modern Deluxe
- Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body Size: D-14 Fret- Top Material: Sitka Spruce with VTS- Top Detail: None- Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe- Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace- Brace Shape: Scalloped- Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS- Brace Size: 5/16"- Back Material: Genuine Mahogany- Back Purfling/Strip: Style 18- Side Material: Genuine Mahogany- Endpiece: East Indian Rosewood- Binding: East Indian Rosewood- Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe- Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany- Neck Shape: Vintage Deluxe- Neck Taper: High Performance Taper- Plek: Yes- Nut Material: Bone- Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper- Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood- Headplate Logo Style: Stylized Script Inlay- Heelcap: East Indian Rosewood- Fingerboard Material: Ebony- Scale Length: 25.4"- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret- Number of Frets Total: 20- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18 - Side Dots: Abalone- Back and Side Finish: Gloss- Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany- Finish Top: Gloss- Top Color: Clear- Finish Neck: Satin- Neck Color: Dark Mahogany- Bridge Material: Ebony- Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle- Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"- Saddle: Compensated Bone- Saddle Radius: 16"- Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear- Bridge Pin Material: Liquid Metal- Bridge Pin Dots: Red Acrylic- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Case: Ply Hardshell