SOLD - Martin D-18 1965 Natural Vintage Acoustic Guitar

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This guitar is alive.  It sounds so good, as do most that have been played as much as this one has.

It came in with some issues.  I hate seeing an old Martin like that so I sent it off to our friend Jeff Hoppe at South Sound Guitar Works up in Tacoma, Washington.  Jeff has done quite a few guitars for us now, and he never disappoints.

The guitar received a neck reset and a refret along with a new saddle to get the action all dialed in.  This also greatly improved what was already an excellent sounding guitar.  A pickguard area crack was stabilized.  Three side cracks were stabilized and an old under saddle pickup was removed.  The endpin jack was removed and a NoJack was installed to allow installation of a standard endpin.

It appears that the original bridge plate was changed at some point.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but it just looks too fresh.  

The top and back are free of cracks, other than the typical pickguard shrinkage crack of course.  The top obviously shows extensive wear.  The neck is also free of repairs.  The tuners and the pickguard are original.

The guitar is big and bright sounding.  It is a cannon.

Included is a recent Martin hardshell case. 

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Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Color: Natural
  • Weight: 4lbs 8.2ozs
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany 
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Mother of pearl
  • Frets: Re-fret
  • Fret count: 20
  • Nut/Saddle material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 25.4"
  • Radius: 16"
  • Neck thickness at 1st Fret: 0.81"
  • Neck thickness at 10th Fret: 1.01"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1.5mm
  • Action 6th String at 10th Fret: 2mm
  • Total length: 40 1/4"
  • Body length: 19 15/16"
  • Lower bout: 15 9/16"
  • Waist: 11"
  • Upper bout: 11 7/16"
  • Body depth/thickness: 5"
  • String gauge: .012-.053"
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Reproduction
  • Tuners: Original
  • Case: Martin HSC
  • Notes: Top crack next to the pickguard and one located in the lower bout lower side have been professionally repaired. The guitar was just re-fretted and a new bridge and bridge plate installed.


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