1970 Martin D-18 Dreadnought Vintage Acoustic Guitar with Hardcase


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1970 Martin D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Up for sale, an incredible vintage 1970 Martin & Co D-18 acoustic guitar in Excellent condition.  If you’re reading here you might probably know well what a Martin D-18 is. By the serial number (265XXX) and by the dark rosewood fretboard (this is the last year Martin used Brazilian Rosewood) we can definitely say is a late ’69/early ’70, and it definitely feels more like a ’69 rather than any other early ’70s.

The Guitar appears to be all original including its entirely original nitro cellulose finish. The guitar currently has a modern replacement pickguard, matching the style of the original that is also included inside its original black tolex hard case. The guitar has received the required maintenance due an acoustic of this vintage including a professional neck reset and fret dressing, which is nothing but what you can expect on a vintage acoustic guitar like this.

It weighs 4.2 Lbs. Solid X-braced spruce top and mahogany back and sides, with what appears to be Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Nothing but the traditional Martin dreadnought acoustic profile. The D-18 is a very rewarding strummer with good string-to-string note definition and a balanced sound when playing throughout the fingerboard. the neck is obviously straight. It’s been professionally setup with low action and optimal intonation.

Aesthetically, the guitar has minor surface level scratches, such as pick marks from regular play wear from its 53 years of usage, however the guitar is in Excellent condition considering its age, fully functional and most important, has been treated with TLC. The guitar has has been played and/or used with We believe it’s a great opportunity to get a remarkable vintage Martin D-18 at a very competitively low price.

It will be professionally packed, insured and shipped out to Continental US only. Local pickup in LA is also welcome at no cost.



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