Custom Shop Martin D-18 Acoustic Guitars are a specialty of ours here at The Music Gallery. We love the bang for the buck you get. Keep it dressed nice and simply but upgrade the woods for the utmost tone. And that's exactly what we have here!
An Adirondack Spruce Top was chosen because we love to pair it with a D-18. The 18 model tends to be the choice of singers and strummers and the uniform articulation of mahogany lends itself to be sung over incredibly well. So, while some acoustics peter out when you hit them hard, this one just keeps going and going!
The back and sides are constructed from Figured Sipo Mahogany. Super rare and super cool! Not your typical kind of figuring, this looks like small, short bursts of figuring. A more subtle touch than say figured maple. This wood is sourced from Africa and is considered to be the closest in terms of looks to Genuine Mahogany. We love it as it's super light weight and resonant. Pair with a stiff vibrant top, guitars with back and sides of Sipo give you a very lively playing experience.
The neck is made from Genuine Mahogany and topped with an Indian rosewood Fingerboard. A bone Nut, 16" fingerboard radius, 25.340" Scale Length, and 1 and 11/16" Nut Width combine for a highly playable guitar with a familiar feel. The bridge is also made of Indian rosewood.
The Music Gallery of Highland Park is proud to be an authorized Martin Guitar Dealer. Blending their Vintage Recipes with modern Manufacturing has given guitar players the best guitars Martin can make. These instruments have never been more playable, more consistent or more righteously priced. Stop but the shop to check out our full inventory of Martin and Martin Custom Shop Acoustic Guitars!