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Martin CS-D18-12 Custom Series Dreadnought 6-String Acoustic Guitar   

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Inspired by a 1929 Ditson 111 that resides in the C.F. Martin museum, the CS-D18-12 is a 12 fret dreadnought with a body constructed of mahogany recl...Click To Read More About This Product

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A gorgeous 12-fret dreadnought made with sinker mahogany from Belize and topped with Adirondack Spruce.

Inspired by a 1929 Ditson 111 that resides in the C.F. Martin museum, the CS-D18-12 is a 12 fret dreadnought with a body constructed of mahogany reclaimed from rivers in Belize. Commonly referred to as "sinker mahogany," these logs sank to the bottom of a river that was used to transport them and have been lost for over 100 years. Hot hide glue was used to construct these instruments which also boast a T-bar trussrod, slotted headstock and Adirondack spruce top. Also included on the CS-D18-12 and new for 2012 is the Custom Shop Thin Finish package. This nitrocellulose finish is 40% thinner than the standard C.F. Martin nitrocellulose finish. Only 75 of these instruments will be made for the world in 2012. Includes case.

  • D-14 size
  • Solid Adirondack spruce top
  • Solid Sinker mahogany back and sides
  • Standard ''X'' scalloped top bracing
  • Solid black ebony fingerboard
  • Includes case

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CS-D18-12 Custom Series Dreadnought 6-String Acoustic Guitar

  • Model: CS-D18-12
    Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
    Body Size: D-14 Fret
    Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
    Rosette: Multiple Black/White Fiber
    Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Golden Era Style)
    Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Solid Sinker Mahogany
    Back Purfling: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Side Material: Solid Sinker Mahogany
    Endpiece: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Endpiece Inlay: none
    Binding: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Top Inlay Style: Maple/Black Fiber
    Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
    Neck Shape: Special Shape / Hand Carved
    Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory
    Headstock: Slotted/Round Slots/Square Taper
    Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Heelcap: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
    Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Scale Length: 25.4''
    Number of Frets Clear: 12
    Number of Frets Total: 19
    Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
    Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Abalone Dots
    Fingerboard Binding: none
    Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss / Thin Finish
    Finish Top: Polished Gloss / Thin Finish
    Finish Neck: Satin
    Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Bridge Style: Pyramid w/ Drop-In Long Saddle
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Fossilized Ivory
    Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel Open-Gear w/ Butterbean Knobs
    Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
    Bridge & End Pins: Fossilized Ivory w/ Black Dots
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Case: Geib style - Custom Shop
    Interior Label: None
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