Martin D18 Authentic 1939 VTS

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Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1939 D-18 in our museum, this guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, using an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces.

The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

Learn more about Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS) at WWW.MARTINGUITAR.COM/VTS.

SPECIFICATIONS OVERVIEW

BODY SIZE:

D-14 Fret

FINISH TOP:

Vintage Gloss

CONSTRUCTION:

Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction

BACK & SIDE FINISH:

Vintage Gloss

BRACING PATTERN:

Authentic 1939 Rearward Shifted X Brace

SCALE LENGTH:

25.4"

BRACE SHAPE:

Scalloped

FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT:

1 11/16''

TOP MATERIAL:

Adirondack Spruce with VTS

NECK SHAPE:

Authentic 1939

BACK MATERIAL:

Genuine Mahogany

NECK TAPER:

Standard Taper

SIDE MATERIAL:

Genuine Mahogany

ELECTRONICS:

Not Available


TOP

TOP COLOR:

Clear

BRIDGE STYLE:

Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle

BINDING:

Faux Tortoise

BRIDGE STRING SPACING:

2 1/8''

TOP INLAY MATERIAL:

Multi-Stripe

BRIDGE MATERIAL:

Ebony

TOP DETAIL:

None

BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL:

None

PICKGUARD:

Faux Tortoise

BRIDGE PIN DOTS:

N/A

PICKGUARD INLAY:

N/A

SADDLE:

Bone

ROSETTE:

Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe

SADDLE RADIUS:

16"

BODY

BRACE MATERIAL:

Adirondack Spruce with VTS

BACK & SIDES COLOR:

Dark Mahogany

BRACE SIZE:

5/16"

BACK DETAIL:

None

BACK PURFLING/STRIP:

Madagascar Rosewood

BACK INLAY MATERIAL:

None

HEELCAP:

Ebony

SIDE DETAIL:

None

ENDPIECE:

Faux Tortoise

SIDE INLAY MATERIAL:

None

ENDPIECE INLAY:

None

NECK

NECK MATERIAL:

Genuine Mahogany

FINGERBOARD MATERIAL:

Ebony

FINISH NECK:

Vintage Gloss

FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET:

2 1/8''

NECK COLOR:

Dark Mahogany

FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE:

Old Style 18

NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL:

20

FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL:

Abalone

NECK JOINS BODY AT:

14th Fret

FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL:

None

SIDE DOTS:

Grained Ivoroid

HEADSTOCK

HEADSTOCK SHAPE:

Solid with 1939 Taper

TUNING MACHINES:

Nickel Open Gear

HEADPLATE MATERIAL:

Madagascar Rosewood

KNOB:

Butterbean

HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE:

Script Golden Era Overlay

NUT MATERIAL:

Bone

HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL:

None

MISC

CASE:

Ply Hardshell

LEFT HANDED AVAILABILITY:

Yes

LABEL:

None

PLEKED:

No

Canadian Orders

Free shipping is offered with minimum $99 CAD purchase to almost everywhere in this Great White North. Canadian orders below $99 CAD will be charged a flat $11.99 CAD shipping charge.  In very rare circumstances, such as oversize/overweight itemsor destinations designated as “Beyond Point” by Canada Post and/or other courier services, shipping fees may need to be added after the order is placed but before the item(s) ships.  In these cases, the client will be contacted to discuss options and no charges will be applied until client agrees. 

We ship nearly every order within one business day of receiving it, usually via Canada Post Expedited Parcel, and the client will receive an automatic shipment notification email with the tracking number when the shipment is created. 

All guitar and amp orders are shipped signature required.

Typical transit times for shipments using Canada Post Expedited Parcel are as follows:

  • Alberta – 1-2 business days
  • British Columbia , Saskatchewan, Manitoba – 2-3 business days
  • Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories – 4-5 business days
  • Maritimes - 6-7 business days 

We can ship via other courier services or with a Priority service for faster delivery at client request.  Additional fees will be applied.  For inquiries please contact sales@guitarworks.ca. 

US Orders

All US orders will be charged a flat shipping rate of $60 CAD.  Certain oversize items are not eligible for $60 flat rate shipping to US, including 412 cabinets, full drum kits and pianos/keyboards.  

We ship nearly every order within one business day of receiving it.  US orders are shipped via Canada Post Expedited Parcel and the client will receive an automatic shipment notification email with the tracking number when the shipment is created.  Canada Post parcels transfer to USPS once the item clears customs and enters the US.  Clients may get more accurate tracking info on parcels after they have entered the US from the USPS website, using the same tracking number provided to them. 

Products made in the US or Canada can pass between the countries duty free per the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement, so there is no duty for US orders when the purchased product(s) are made in the US or Canada.  When customs/duty is applicable, the customer is responsible for these charges.

US orders must be shipped via Canada Post Expedited Parcel, we cannot currently offer alternate couriers.

Most US orders arrive in 5-10 business days.

International Orders

While guitarworks.ca is not currently built to automatically calculate shipping costs to all countries, we can and do ship internationally.  For an international shipping quote, please contact sales@guitarworks.ca.

Insurance

All shipments are insured by Guitarworks.

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