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Martin D18E with LR Baggs Anthem
The D-18E is the Mahogany dreadnought in Martin's Standard Series of professional-level acoustic guitars.
The only thing standard about Martin's Standard Series is the consistently excellent hand-made construction and high-quality materials, including solid quartersawn tonewoods, solid bone hardware, and a solid Sitka spruce soundboard with tight, straight, even grain and loads of cross silking. And today's D-18E is a stellar example.
Martin revamped the legendary D18 in 2012. Improvements include a higher grade Sitka top, ebony bridge, foreward-shifted scalloped braces and a mahogany neck. Other changes include a wider nut & aging toner. The D18E Martin is the standard by which every other mahogany dreadnought should be measured; that classic dry woody tone that Martin is famous for. It is equally suitable for bluegrass, country or rock. The LR Baggs Anthem provides stellar amplification in the studio or onstage. The Martin D-18E is also available with the Fishman Aura VT Enhance.
CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce with Aging Toner
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Scalloped, Forward Shifted "X" Bracing
BACK/SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval w/ High Performance Taper
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-3/4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8"
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-5/32"
SADDLE: 16" Radius/Compensated White Tusq
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MA550T Authentic Acoustic
BRIDGE & END PINS: Black Plastic, no dot
CASE: Martin 445 Hardshell
ELECTRONICS: LR Baggs Anthem