Martin Guitars

1943 Martin D-18, Serial Number 83225

Serial number 83225 was stamped on January 20, 1943 and cleared final inspection on March 12 that year.

The tuners are Kluson 502 machines with white celluloid buttons.

Style 18 features:

Back and sides: Mahogany

Top: Red spruce (Adirondack)

Purfling: Lines

Binding: Black celluloid

Other period features:

Rear-X scalloped bracing

Ebony fingerboard

Ebony belly bridge

Ebony neck reinforcement

1-11/16" neck width at nut

Dot fingerboard inlays

No C. F. Martin stamp on back of headstock

Style stamp

Photos courtesy of Steve Swan Guitars

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