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Martin / D18S Mahogany Spruce / 1971 / Guitar

The Martin D18 changed from a 12 fret to a 14 fret construction a few years after its introduction in 1932. The D18S was subsequently introduced in 1967 and yet again built with a 12 fret construction, and features sloped shoulders instead of the usual square ones. Because the bridge is placed further towards the back of the top, the guitar has a deep bass response, and this, together with the Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, provides a beautifully full and balanced sound. The wide V-profile neck features a rosewood fingerboard and slotted headstock, making the guitar excellent for fingerstyle. The guitar is in good condition considering its age and has signs of wear that can be expected from a guitar of this year. The guitar is very resonant and, due to the low action, also easy to play. The bridge, nut and tuners are in good condition and keep the guitar stable and playable. Some repaired cracks are visible on the top, just like some dings in the lacquer, which has had an overspray. The binding has been re-glued in several places, and a hairline in the lacquer has been repaired on the back of the body. The pickguard has been replaced, and the guitar has a screw hole in the heel where a strap button used to be. The neck has had both a refret and reset and also has some dings, just like the headstock. Specifications: Body Shape: Slope Shouldered Dreadnought Finish: Natural Dimensions: Width: 396 mm - 15.6" Depth: 120 mm - 4.72" Back and Sides Material: Solid Mahogany Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce Bracing: Non-Scalloped X-Bracing Body Details: Black Binding, Multi-Line Purfling, Multi-Line Rosette, Black Pickguard Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: V Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 16" Neck Details: Mother of Pearl Dot Inlays, Rosewood Headstock Overlay Nutwidth: 47,6 mm - 1.87" Scale Length: 645 mm - 25.4" String Spacing: 59,6 mm - 2.35" Bridge: Rosewood Tuners: Grover Pickup: N/A Condition: Good Tech Notes: None Travels in: Hardshell Case Accessories: TFOA Passport
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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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7691CE Bergentheim
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