The Martin D-18 stands as one of the true original dreadnoughts introduced by Martin in 1932. The D-18 made a switch from a 12-fret to a 14-fret instrument in 1934 and has stayed largely the same since, with just the occasional change in wood source or cosmetic detail. Since the D-18 uses Mahogany instead of Rosewood, it is thought to have a somewhat crisper, mid-range sound with more definition in the top-end.
This beautifully balanced sounding 1964 D-18 is in fantastic playing condition considering its age. The neck has been played in very nicely and apart from minor cosmetic damages, it feels and sounds exactly how a well cared for vintage D-18 should.
Specific to this Era: D-18 largely the same since the late '40s. The folk music explosion of the '60s did bring a general increase in production numbers for most Martin acoustics.
Wood Composition: Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, 1-piece mahogany neck
Notable Players: Elvis Presley, Doc Watson, Clarence White, Andy Griffith, David Crosby