Early 2,000 Martin CW D-18 guitar, excellent condition, no issues. Beautiful quilted mahogany on back and sides.
A bluegrass Dreadnought in the classic tradition, the D-18CW Clarence White Commemorative Edition model draws inspiration from the 1952 Martin D-18 Clarence White used for lead picking in the 1960s (including on Appalachian Swing!), blended with appointments from various instruments he played during his career. The D-18CW features premium solid tone woods throughout. Rare Appalachian spruce, revered for powerful, clear tone, was selected both for the soundboard and the soundboard bracing, including the 5/16" width scalloped X-braces, forward shifted to 1" from the soundhole. The two-piece back and sides of beautiful genuine rare quilted mahogany contribute outstanding projection. Crafted from genuine mahogany, the modified V-shaped neck showcases a polished East Indian rosewood overlay on the squared and tapered headstock, an elegant backdrop for Martin's "old style" gold decal logo. Waverly W-16 nickel tuners with butterbean knobs add to the D-18CW's vintage look, as does the wide (1 3/4" at the nut) black African ebony fingerboard and matching ebony "through-saddle" bridge. In the tradition of another of White's Martin guitars, no position markers are inlayed on the fingerboard, only Clarence White's signature between the 19th and 20th frets. Other vintage appointments include polished gloss lacquer finish with aging toner on the top to approximate the look of a 1950s D-18, tortoise-color binding with traditional style 18 black/white purfling, herringbone center strip, "old style" polished and beveled pickguard, and genuine bone nut and saddle. The rosette inlay accents a single ring of colorful "heart" abalone pearl trimmed with vintage Style 45 wood fiber lines. A Geib™ style hardshell case is included with each guitar.
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