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Martin Custom Shop D-18 All Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

SKU 04MCS013
by Martin
Original price $ 4,000.00 - Original price $ 4,000.00
Original price
$ 4,000.00
$ 4,000.00 - $ 4,000.00
Current price $ 4,000.00

Martin Custom D-18 All Mahogany

Truetone Music was invited to Nazareth, PA for a very special visit. We had the chance to spec out guitars to be custom built by the Martin Custom Shop. We were also thrilled by the prospect of being able to hand select our own wood at the factory, aided by Custom Shop representatives and tonewood experts.  That began a relationship that has continued for multiple custom runs over a number of years.

We knew we wanted to represent an interesting variety as far as models and exotic woods, but we also wanted the guitars to sound as best they could, never sacrificing tone for bling. 

This Martin Custom Shop version of a D-18 with Mahogany top, back & sides is a true example of that theory coming together in the best possible way.  The idea was to take one of the most popular acoustics of all-time, the Martin D-18, and create a version that was ALL mahogany, including the top.  The look of the guitar itself would be enough, but the materials, construction and appointments make it all the more special.   

Mahogany is one of the most popular tone woods used on acoustic guitars.  The warmth provided by this wood makes perfect for strumming, but also responds well to picking.  And, this particular spread of Mahogany was hand-selected at the Custom Shop by Truetone with the aid of the experts there.  Not only does it look spectacular, but the experts there chose it for how it would sound - deep and warm, with strong overtones, while retaining excellent note definition.  

We chose to keep the rest of the specs simple, as the focus is on how the guitar sounds and feels.  The neck is Martin’s popular modified low oval with high performance taper, making it very comfortable to play for hours. The radius is 16” with a nut width of 1 3/4”.  The guitar is finished in gloss with a satin finished neck.  It comes with a Martin hard shell case and certificate of authenticity.  

Come to Truetone Music today to experience this amazing Martin Custom Shop guitar, or order online right here today.


Specifications Overview

  • Configuration # C22-052740
  • Serial # 2750462
  • Appointment Level: Standard
  • Adhesive: Modern Adhesive
  • Top Material: Mahogany
  • Bracing Material, Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Side Material: Mahogany
  • Binding Material: Brown Faux Tortoise
  • Top Pearl: None
  • Rosette Style: Old Style 18 Boltaron
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
  • Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Nickel V97-18NA Sta-Tite Side Mnt 18:1 with Vintage Buttons
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Old Style 18
  • Finish Type: Standard
  • Finish Package: Gloss Body w/ Satin Neck 
  • Top Color: Aging Toner
  • Electronics: None
  • Case: Hardshell