C. F. Martin D-18 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1951)

C. F. Martin  D-18 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1951)

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C. F. Martin D-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1951), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 120677, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case.
 
Overall length is 40 3/8 in. (102.6 cm.), 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.). This is a beautiful, crack-free example of one of the world's classic flat tops-an early '50's D-18. There is some pickwear to the top mostly into but not through the finish around the fingerboard and some deeper pickwear near the bridge and above the low E string. The back shows some dings and dents but there is not too much other wear; small dings and some light scratching overall but compared to many period D-18's this is a very clean guitar. The original early-pattern Kluson deluxe tuners are bright and shiny and work well. The back of neck is very clean and this is an excellent player with a recent neck reset and a correct style refret. This is a very fine playing and sounding D-18, better preserved than many. Overall Excellent - Condition.