With these wonderful guitars Martin offers realistic reproductions of the most sought after vintage models so you can now own a brand new authentic Vintage Martin.
To achieve this, Martin carefully picks their finest timber and applies their Vintage Tone System (VTS) to the top and bracings. Martin VTS is a highly sophisticated artificial aging process, based on torrefaction but taken several steps further by the Martin R&D-team. Using this unique process allows Martin’s craftsmen to target the age of the guitar to a year, both visually and sonically.
Furthermore Martin’s craftsmen have revived a process of final dressing the finish by hand from the 1900s to achieve a unique, warm glow.
We all know the sensation, when we see a glorious, old guitar, covered in traces of decades of wonderful music. This instrument made its player's emotions audible and left countless audiences delighted or moved to tears. But they don't just show their experience visually, it's audible as well. The vibration of the music permanently changes the wood.
But these mighty instruments, so full of character, are rare – let's not even bring up the price. With their Authentic models, Martin have been offering exact replicas of some of their most sought after models and vintages of it's history for some time now. And with the Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS), the instruments' tops are artificially aged to the exact year. The current „Authentic“ series has been completely re-designed, based on the latest scientific research.
The D-18-A-1937-VTS Aged therefore comes with an Adirondack Spruce top, genuine mahogany back, sides and neck, hide glue construction and authentic finish. In addition the „aged“ model also gets a visual aging treatment, so it will look and feel like an old friend or a prized family heirloom from day one.
Anybody who wants an old D-18 but doesn't want to wait for it to age naturally (and can't afford an actual vintage instrument), will be very happy with the D-18-A-1937-VTS Aged.
- Body SizeAuthentic D-14 Fret
- Construction:Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
- Bracing PatternAuthentic 1937 Forward Shifted X Brace
- Brace ShapeScalloped
- Top MaterialAdirondack Spruce with VTS
- Back MaterialGenuine Mahogany
- Side MaterialGenuine Mahogany
- Recommended StringsAuthentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Medium - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA550T
- Finish TopVintage Gloss - Aged
- Back & Side FinishVintage Gloss - Aged
- Scale length25.4"
- Fingerboard Width At Nut:1 3/4''
- Neck ShapeAuthentic 1937
- Neck TaperStandard Taper
- Electronics OptionsNone