USED - Martin D-18E Retro - 2016

Great condition, home use only inc hard case

Quality Sitka Spruce & Genuine Mahogany Construction

The Martin D-18E Retro features a stunning sitka spruce top, producing a distinct sound that is able to accommodate numerous genres and techniques with ease; from lighter fingerpicking styles, to heavier more aggressive strumming patterns. In addition, its sitka spruce top also yields a crisp, articulate tone with a broad dynamic range, and a focused, clear sound of deep lows, warm mid-range, and bright singing highs. Additionally, its solid sitka spruce top is balanced out beautifully by its genuine mahogany body. This is because mahogany is denser and produces a richer tone with emphasised warmth in the mid and low ranges. Furthermore, the D-18E's mahogany body also produces a meaty mid-range, producing punchy, woody tones with plenty of depth and complexity that will please most playing styles.

Fishman Aura VT Enhance

In 2016 Martin introduced the sophisticated Aura VT Enhance preamp system which offers advanced and innovative technology, described as the virtual blender of all pickups. The Aura VT Enhance is able to combine the raw pickup signal with an acoustic image that reveals the true personality of an acoustic, perfect for projecting each subtle nuance the D-18E Retro holds. Additionally, the Fishman Aura VT Enhance with acoustic imaging features a new bridge plate mounted transducer that adds dimension, resonance, and body to the guitar's overall tone.


    Body & Bridge

    • Model: D-18E Retro
    • Body Size: D-14 Fret
    • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    • Rosette: Style 18
    • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
    • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
    • Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
    • Back Purfling: Old Style 18
    • Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
    • Endpiece: Tortoise Color
    • Binding: Tortoise Color
    • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
    • Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
    • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
    • Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
    • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
    • Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ White Dots
    • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq

    Neck & Fingerboard

    • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
    • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
    • Nut Material: Bone
    • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    • Heelcap: Ebony
    • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
    • Scale Length: 25.4''
    • Number Of Frets: 20
    • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
    • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
    • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 Abalone
    • Finish Neck: Satin

    Hardware & Electronics

    • Electronics: Fishman Aura VT Enhance
    • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
    • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
    • Case: Ply Hardshell
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