Martin Guitars

1936 Martin D-18 Guitar (Serial Number 64556)

1936 Martin D-18 Guitar

Serial number 64556 was stamped on October 8, 1936 and cleared final inspection on December 11 that year.

The tuners are Grover G-98 pointed plate machines with rounded metal button.

This is one of those late 1936 Martin guitars with a darker than usual pick guard (please consider the photos were taken in strong sunlight).

The guitar comes with its original style C case.

Style 18 features:

Back and sides: Mahogany

Top: Red spruce (Adirondack)

Purfling: Lines

Binding: Black celluloid

Backstripe: None

Other period features:

Scalloped advanced X-bracing

Ebony fingerboard

Ebony belly bridge

Steel T-bar neck reinforcement

1-3/4" neck width at nut

Tortoiseshell celluloid pick guard

Dot fingerboard inlays

Decal on front of headstock

No C. F. Martin stamp on back of headstock

Style stamp

Photos courtesy of Bob Minner

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