SOLD WTS: Martin Sinker Mahogany D18 Custom Shop (Gruhn Guitar exclusive!)

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Gruhn Guitar Sinker Mahogany Special
The most famous vintage guitar shop from Nashville, Tanessee

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Adirondack spruce top (non-VTS) with forward shifted scalloped bracing, Sinker Mahogany neck, neck block, back, sides and end block (old growth mahogany cut between 1880 and early 1920's in Belize, a quality no longer available on trees cut today), 1-3/4" nut width, Performing Artist neck contour, adjustable truss rod, bone nut and saddle, Geib style HC

"We were excited to learn that Martin had obtained a small quantity of mahogany from trees that had been cut in virgin forests in Belize in Central America between 1880 and 1920. The Central American mahogany is the type used by Martin on the pre-World War II golden era instruments. This wood which matured slowly in a dimly lit virgin forest is denser, darker in color, more attractive, as well as different sounding than the wood on standard new model instruments. When these trees were cut down, the logs were floated down rivers to the sawmills. Approximately one third of the wood sank during the process. The wood was lost for nearly a century. With the use of sonar and scuba gear, the wood was found and has been acquired by Martin Guitars.

This wood was selected for the neck, back, sides, neck block, and end block on these spectacular guitars. The sinker Mahogany is used in conjunction with non-torrified Adirondack spruce with forward shifted scalloped bracing and meticulous design work—incorporating the best features of vintage instruments and modern features including a two-way adjustable truss rod and comfortable neck dimensions. When combined with Martin's superb Custom Shop workmanship, this has yielded instruments that we feel are some of the finest quality new guitars made by any maker since prior to World War II.

Brand: Martin
Model: Custom Shop D-18 Gruhn guitar special
Back And Sides Wood: Sinker Belizian Mahogany
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard "X" Golden Era Scalloped - Forward Shifted Top Braces: Adirondack Spruce 5/16"
Neck Wood: Sinker Mahogany
Neck Profile: Mod Low Oval/ PA Taper
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Fingerboard: Ebony
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl dots on fretboard
Tuners: Original Grovers
Bridge: Ebony
Electronics: n/a
Finish: Natural, Nitrocellulose
Case: Martin Hardshell Case.
Made in Nazareth, PA, USA

Condition: Almost new
Gruhn store receipt available. Purchased in Oct 2020.
Asking $5200 (A steal!); sorry but no bargaining for this piece.
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