Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe Acoustic Guitar
|Top wood||Sitka Spruce with VTS|
|Back/Side Wood||Genuine Mahogany|
|Nut Width||1 3/4''|
|Bracing||Adirondack Spruce with VTS|
The D-18 Modern Deluxe is Martin's new take on one of their classic models, combining vintage appointments with custom features and modern technology. 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. 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. Martin has also included a new neck shape that is slightly asymmetrical for maximum hand comfort up and down the fretboard. Another nice touch is the Indian rosewood binding.
This guitar is surprisingly light, the neck is very comfortable and, tonally, it just sings all the way up the fretboard.