1937 Martin D-18 Guitar (Serial Number 68389)

Serial number 68389 was stamped on November 19, 1937 and cleared final inspection on March 4, 1938.

The tuners are Grover G-98 pointed plate machines with rounded un-seamed metal buttons.


Style 18 features:

Back and sides: Mahogany

Top: Red spruce (Adirondack)

Purfling: Lines

Binding: Tortoiseshell celluloid

Back stripe: 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

25.4” scale length

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 Gruhn Guitars



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