Martin Custom Shop "Truetone Sinker" 18 Style Dreadnaught All Mahogany — Truetone Music

Martin Custom Shop "Truetone Sinker" 18 Style Dreadnaught All Mahogany Acoustic Guitar With Case

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Martin D-18 Sinker Mahogany

Over the years, Truetone Music has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with the C. F. Martin & Co. Founded in 1833, the company has managed to continually produce guitars of legendary quality and exceptional sound that remain unmatched in the industry. Thus, it was a great honor when Truetone Music was invited by Martin to Nazareth, Pennsylvania to take the factory tour, visit the Custom Shop and select special wood for custom built guitars to be made to our specifications.

One of the first ideas we had was to create a D-18 dreadnaught made of all Mahogany. Top, back and sides. The traditional D-18 comes stock with a Sitka Spruce top, with mahogany back and sides. When we presented this idea to the Martin custom builders and wood specialists, they suggested we have a look at some Sinker Mahogany, and we quickly realized we were going to have something special.

Sinker Mahogany is the product of trees that have been submerged in river waters. The old growth trees were cut down many years ago and logs settled into central and South American tributaries. It was later discovered that these sunken treasures made for unbelievable tone woods and were harvested for that purpose, sometimes using sonar to locate it.

The resulting D-18 is a one of a kind creation that has completely surpassed our expectations in playing performance, feel, tone and beauty. This guitar is an absolute cannon, and it boasts the unique properties associated with Sinker Mahogany. It is balanced in volume across the entire fingerboard and the dynamic range is exquisite, tight lows, strong mids and a shimmering top form an overall clarity that is a joy to hear.

The Sinker Mahogany D-18 was designed to honor the traditional styling and feel of the original. The neck is a very comfortable modified low oval profile with the high performance taper. The fingerboard is black ebony, with a 1 3/4” nut width and 16” neck radius. The guitar is finished with traditional appointments, a gloss finish, satin neck and a hard shell case.
Come to Truetone Music to experience this one of a kind Martin Custom Shop guitar, or order online here today.

 

Specifications Overview

BODY SIZE:

D-14 Fret

FINISH TOP:

Gloss

CONSTRUCTION:

Dovetail Neck Joint

BACK & SIDE FINISH:

Gloss

BRACING PATTERN:

Forward-Shifted X-Brace

SCALE LENGTH:

25.4"

BRACE SHAPE:

Scalloped

FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT:

1 3/4''

TOP MATERIAL:

Sinker Mahogany

NECK SHAPE:

Modified Low Oval

BACK MATERIAL:

Sinker Mahogany

NECK TAPER:

High-Performance Taper

SIDE MATERIAL:

Sinker Mahogany

Top

TOP COLOR:

Clear

BRIDGE STYLE:

Modern Belly

BINDING:

Brown Faux Tortoise

BRIDGE STRING SPACING:

2 5/32"

BRIDGE MATERIAL:

Black Ebony

TOP DETAIL:

None

BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL:

Black Plastic

PICKGUARD:

Faux Tortoise

BRIDGE PIN DOTS:

None

PICKGUARD INLAY:

None

SADDLE:

Compensated Bone

ROSETTE:

Old Style 18 Boltaron

Body

BRACE MATERIAL:

Sitka Spruce

BRACE SIZE:

5/16"

BACK DETAIL:

None

BACK PURFLING/STRIP:

Style 18

BACK INLAY MATERIAL:

None

HEELCAP:

Brown Faux Tortoise

SIDE DETAIL:

None

ENDPIECE:

None

SIDE INLAY MATERIAL:

None

ENDPIECE INLAY:

None

Neck

NECK MATERIAL:

12/4 Genuine Mahogany 

FINGERBOARD MATERIAL:

Black Ebony

FINISH NECK:

Satin

FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET:

2 1/8''

NECK COLOR:

Dark Mahogany

FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE:

Old Style 18

NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL:

20

FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL:

Select Abalone

NECK JOINS BODY AT:

14th Fret

FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL:

None

SIDE DOTS:

White

Headstock

HEADSTOCK SHAPE:

Solid with Square Taper

TUNING MACHINES:

Nickel Open Gear

HEADPLATE MATERIAL:

East Indian Rosewood

KNOB:

Butterbean

HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE:

Script Old Style Overlay

NUT MATERIAL:

Bone

HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL:

None

Misc

CASE:

3-Ply Hardshell with Domed Top