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Vintage Martin D18 L Left Handed Acoustic Guitar 1975
DMS Price: $4,500.00RRP:
On offer is a Martin D18, a lefty, from 1975, #357462. The traditional D18 mahogany back and sides of course with an added bonus of a B-Band pickup system discreetly installed. Original Martin hard shell case (correct to period blue molded) as pictured. If extra shots are required for consideration just let us know the specifics and we will get to it for you, pronto. Please excuse the reflections on the finish in some photos, a tough critter to get non-reflective shots!
This Martin Lefty is in great shape, playing beautifully as it has just been fully serviced by master luthier Jeff Mallia, who also performed the recent neck reset and a fitted a new bridge plate. There is also a B-Bender Pickup installed with the controls unobtrusively positioned inside the top edge of the sound hole, clean, true sound. Always an issue when pickups need to be installed in tasty, old Martins; to find something discreet that does the guitar justice but does not mess with the vintage aesthetic. This B-Bender does the job very well indeed.
Nothing to spend on this very fine D18 LH... and for something out of the ordinary, the guitar has been personally signed by C.F. Martin IV, during one of his many visits to Australia. It is a well-known and world-renowned party trick of Chris Martin (that's CF IV) to sign the inside of a Martin guitar with the strings tuned to concert pitch, something to see! There is a even special pen involved... real crowd pleaser.
Condition: Great Vintage Condition Manufacturer: Martin (Made in USA) Model: D18 L Serial Number: 357462
Year of Manufacture: 1975 Orientation: Left Handed Body Shape: Dreadnought Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Back & Sides: Solid Mahogany Finish: Natural Gloss Fingerboard: Rosewood Scale Length: 25.4" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Bridge: Rosewood (Non-Original, by Jeff Mallia) Electronics: B-Bender (Non-Original) Other Features: 14th Fret Neck Join, Dovetail
Rosewood Headstock Veneer
Black Nitrate Pickguard & Binding
Accessories: Original Martin Hard Case
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Pricing: The RRP is that which is set by the Australian Distributor and does not necessarily reflect a price at which the item has been previously sold.