Martin D-18 1959 Natural

Vintage Martin D18 from 1959.

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Martin D-18 1959 Natural

Vintage Martin acoustics don't come along often in the UK, and this one is a stunning players guitar. The serial number of this guitar dates it to 1959 and it is a remarkable playing and sounding instrument. 

While the guitar has been very well looked after, it does bear a few scars after nearly 60 years, it is very much a players guitar, not a 'case queen'. The top and back are both displaying areas of finish 'touch up' which all appear to be very old and suitably worn in! The back of the guitar towards the bottom has also had a small crack repair which has been refinished over, but this is a very old and stable repair. The top is flat as you can see from the pics,and not bellied up over the years, a true testement to Martins build quality,

The sound of this guitar is text book classic D18, with a wonderful soft bass end and sparkling highs from the pairing of spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The wood has aged beautifully, and the guitar really rings like a bell, without any of the boxiness of more modern guitars. Being a 1959, the bridge, fingerboard and headstock veneer of this guitar will be Brazillian rosewood.

The guitar plays fantastically, and is not in need of a neck reset. There is also plenty of life left in the bone through-saddle, and all of the frets appear to be original!

Guitars like this really must be judged individually, so we would recommend coming in store to try it out.

This guitar is supplied with a modern Martin hardcase.

 

 

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