2023 Martin D-18 "Ambertone" Dreadnought Guitar

This is an almost-new D-18 -- built this year and very lightly-used. It's got '30s-style features and the most obvious one is the "ambertone" (read: shadetop!) sunburst finish. The fittings (board and bridge) are ebony, too, and it has a wider nut than I'm used to on modern D-18s. It's nice to see these retro flavors coming out...

A local customer bought this because he really wanted the D-18 experience but found that he's much more attracted to 00-size guitars right now so it just wasn't working for him. His loss! This sounds big and full and punchy and bluegrassy and is ready to go. I checked the setup on it and all I had to do was tune it up and hang it on the wall. Not bad for efficiency, right?

It's got a nice sweetness to the mids which folks interpret as "roundness" to the tone.

Repairs included: I tuned it up...

Weight: 4 lbs 2 oz

Scale length: 25 3/8"

Nut width: 1 3/4"

Neck shape: slim-medium soft V

Board radius: 16"

Body width: 15 5/8"

Body depth: 4 7/8"

String spacing at bridge: 2 1/8"

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid mahogany

Bracing type: x

Bridge: ebony

Fretboard: ebony

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret:
3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 54w-12 lights

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Condition notes: it's got only the lightest playwear in the finish -- it looks "shopworn" more than "lightly used."

It comes with: its original hard case and case candy.

Consignor tag: AC