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MARTIN D-18, 1971

one of Martin's classics, the mahogany-body dreadnought.  Clear and powerful sound, loud volume, deep basses. Back and side woods show a beautiful figure, and the guitar is in overall excellent condition. A stabilized hairline crack in one side (Martin factory installed small mahogany diamonds inside of the rim, see detail 4), and top's finish shows a few  hairline cracks due to wood's movement through the years (see details from 1 to 3). The top has the typical 'S' shape, higher from the bridge to the bottom, lower between the bridge and the soundhole, and is very solid and stable. Perfect action, solid and light guitar. Original Grover Rotomatic tuners, like all Martins of the period. A fine yet simple instrument, with its original hardshell case.
in case - body1 - body2 - body3 - back - body back - headstock - detail 1 - detail 2 - detail 3 - detail 4 - tuners - case