Martin Custom Shop D-18 VTS Sitka Spruce #2133707
You save: $1,010.00! (25.19%)
Questions? Video Call the Store!
The Martin Custom Shop D-18 VTS Sitka Spruce Top was designed exclusively for Empire Music by the Martin Guitars Custom Shop.
You will receive the exact Martin Custom Shop D-18 VTS shown in this listing. Serial number: 2133707
Featuring a spectacular VTS Sitka Spruce Top, this Martin Custom Shop D-18 VTS Sitka sounds incredible. The Vintage Tone System (VTS) is described by Martin Guitars as:
"The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and craftswomen to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments."
The Martin Custom Shop D-18 VTS Sitka Spruce shares all of the traditional specifications of the D-18 while adding the spectacular VTS Sitka Spruce Top with Gloss Natural Finish.
- Model: D-18 VTS
- Construction: Mahogany Block Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce - Vintage Tone System
- Top Grade: 5-6
- Top Braces: Sitka/Scalloped 5/16"
- Pattern: DOMLE #3A
- Top Binding: 6/32" Tortoise-Brown
- Top Inlay: .070" B/W/B/W/W/B Boltaron (Heavy white faces binding)
- Top Pearl: None
- Rosette: Old Style 18 (Boltaron)
- Pearl Inlay: None
- Additional Rosette Inlay: Inner/Outer Rings
- Pickguard: PG, Faux Tortoise
- Back: Solid Genuine Mahogany (3-4 Grade)
- Back Panels: 2 Pc.
- Purfling: Style 18
- Center Strip/Loc. Stamp: Sitka Spruce Standard
- Back Braces: Sitka Spruce
- Back Binding: 6/32" Tortoise-Brown
- Back Inlay: None
- Back Pearl: None
- Sides: Solid Genuine Mahogany (3-4 Grade)
- Side Inlay: None
- Side Pearl: None
- Side Strips: East Indian Rosewood
- Endpiece: Delmar Tortoise Brown
- Endpiece Inlay: None
- Endpiece Pearl: None
- Block: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Neck: Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape: Mod Low Oval/PA Taper
- Headstock: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Square Taper
- Back/Head Stamp: None
- Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm
- Heelcap: Delmar Tortoise Brown 3071
- Nut: NT, Bone, NP2F, Prshpd
- On Angle/Flat: Flat
- Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood
- Headplate Decal: Large Old Style
- Headplate Binding: None
- Headplate Inlay: None
- Headplate Pearl: None
- Tuning Machines: TM, Gotoh, Nickel, 1D-CFM/N, BB Btn
- Fingerboard: Black Ebony
- Radius: 16"
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
- Width at 12th Fret - 2 1/8"
- Fretwire: German G300, Notched 1 3/4
- Frets Clear: 14
- Total Frets: 20
- Fingerboard Binding: None
- Fingerboard Inlay: None
- Pearl Inlay: Old Style 18
- Sides Dots: White Boltaron
- Finish Type: Gloss/Satin Neck
- Finish Body: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain / Dark Filler
- Finish Top: Non-Catalyzed Gloss / Aging Toner
- Finish Neck: Catalyzed 15 Sheen Satin / Dark Mahogany Stain / Dark Filler
- Bridge: Black Ebony
- Style: 1930 Style Belly - Drop In Saddle
- Pearl Inlay: None
- String Spacing 2 3/16"
- Saddle: SL, Compensated, Bone, 16R, #5
- Strap Button: None
- Strings: Martin MSP7200
- Bridge Pins: PN, B, Black without Hole
- End Pin: PN, E, Black without Hole
Including the Factory Lifetime Warranty, Factory Hardshell Case and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, the Martin Custom Shop D-18 VTS makes a great addition to any collection!
We are proud to be a Martin Guitars Marquis Dealer.
Please call us @ 412-343-5299 for more info.