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Martin / D18 Herringbone / 1959 / Guitar

This Martin D-18 has been made in 1959 and has seen a lot of changes in its live.  The most significant changes are a replaced fretboard which features a 12" radius, bridge and a refinish with herringbone trim/ rosette  and new binding added to the top. Other modifications include a Dalmatian pickguard and Grover tuners. The condition is poor which means it is sold as is. It has multiple repaired cracks in the top, a couple of repaired cracks on the back, playwear on the top, several dings in the top, lacquer chips on the headstock. The Sitka Spruce top is still original, as well as the mahogany back and sides, and the all of the braces and bridgeplate.  Although this guitar has been through a lot, it sounds just like a proper vintage D-18 and the playability is pretty good. The sound is warm, full with enough sparkle in the highs that gives it a very sweet voice (some D-18 tend to sound a bit dull). There are some modifications and adjustments needed in order to give it that iconic D-18 look and feel, but in its essence this D-18 is a players guitar with a great voice. Body Shape: Dreadnought Finish: Natural Body Material: Mahogany Top Material: Spruce Lefty No Body Details: Dalmatian pickguard, Herringbone trim and rosette. Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: Soft V-shape Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: 12” Neck Details: Abalone pearl dot inlay. Nutwidth: 43 mm - 1 11/16" Scale Length: 650 mm - 25 9/16" String spacing: 55 mm - 2 3/16" Bridge: Ebony Tuners: Grover closed back Pickup None Condition: Poor Cosmetic Condition: Several repaired cracks in the top, playwear, traces of use and dings across the body. Modifications/, Repairs: Herringbone inlay, non-original bridge, fretboard, binding, tuners, pickguard, non-original finish. Tech Notes: None Travels in: Hardshell case Accessories: None
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
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