Martin Guitars

1948 Martin D-18 Guitar, Serial Number 106809

Serial number 106809 was stamped on September 10, 1948 and cleared final inspection on December 14 that year.

The tuners are Kluson K-210 machines with rounded metal buttons.

Style 18 features:

Back and sides: Mahogany

Top: Sitka spruce

Purfling: Lines

Binding: Tortoiseshell celluloid

Other period features:

Straight X-bracing

Brazilian rosewood fingerboard

Ebony belly bridge

Steel T-bar neck reinforcement

1-11/16" 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

At time of writing (April 13, 2019) is available at Schoenberg Guitars (

Photos courtesy of Schoenberg Guitars

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