WTS: Martin D-18 Sycamore (torrified top; 1 of 50 in the world)


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Martin D-18 Sycamore


With this guitar, C.F. Martin & Co. celebrates 50 years of guitar manufacturing at their Sycamore Street location. This unique dreadnought 14-fret guitar has solid sycamore back and sides married with a torrefied Sitka spruce top. Torrefaction accelerates the natural aging process, which in turn gives the guitar the appearance and warmth of an aged guitar. The modified low oval profile neck with a Performing Artist taper is also made of solid sycamore.

Production of this guitar is limited to just 50 pieces, and this is #17 of 50.


Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Torrefied Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Old Style 18
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Sycamore
Back Purfling: Style 18
Side Material: Solid Sycamore
Endpiece: Tortoise Brown
Endpiece Inlay: None
Binding: Tortoise Brown
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Side Inlay: None
Back Inlay: None
Neck Material: Solid Sycamore
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Standard Taper
Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood w/ Large Old Style Logo
Heelcap: Tortoise Brown
Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 - Green Abalone
Fingerboard Binding: None
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
Bridge & End Pins: Upgraded to Ebony with Abalone Inlay
Pickguard: Tortoise Color - Beveled and Polished
Case: 445 Hardshell
Interior Label: Signed by CFM IV - Numbered in Sequence with No. Total
Electronics: None








Condition: 9.5/10 (very mint!)

Comes with hard case, and still in warranty until November 2015.

This guitar is less than 1 year old, and I'm selling for financial reasons.

This is a collectible piece (only 1 of 2 in Singapore, and 50 in the world) that sounds amazing, and it is also the very first guitar in which Martin has utilized torrefaction technology. It will definitely be a classic hit in time.

Retail price is $4065, and I'm looking to sell it for $3800.

Please contact 9699542four if interested.