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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

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

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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.

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

    Put yourself behind this wonderful dreadnought. Order today.

     

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

    • 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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