USED MARTIN D-18 1955 LIMITED EDITION 27 OF 55 WITH CASE
In creating the D-18 1955 CFM IV, Martin carefully replicated the D-18 specs in place during 1955. This includes a Sitka spruce top with non-scalloped X-braces, a small maple bridgeplate, an elegant old style 18 rosette, tortoise body binding and pickguard, cedar ribbons, cloth reinforcement strips, ebony bridge (with long bone saddle) and fingerboard, a bone saddle, a rounded headstock (from template wear) with old style C. F. Martin & Co. scroll decal and other authentic 1955-specific details.
They've also added some very special features including back and sides of rare – and very beautiful – Quilted Mahogany (dark stain), adjustable 14-fret neck (with two-way truss rod), enclosed “Kluson style” tuning machines, figured Madagascar rosewood back strip and head plate veneer (similar in look to the original Brazilian rosewood headplate), and a small paper label signed by C. F. Martin IV in numbered sequence. The guitar is finished in premium high-gloss polished lacquer.
Only 55 of these superb instruments were offered.This instrument has some light finish checking and includes original Hardshell Martin 'Cabernet' case.