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With the Custom Shop D-18-12, C.F. Martin & Co. have given us one of the best guitars of their modern era. Voiced to be loud and authoritative, this guitar is truly a cannon, with tremendous punch and volume - all without a hint of flubby low-end. Built with Sinker Mahogany and Adirondack Spruce, this is a unique Martin. Flatpicked, the single notes simply leap from this guitar, with wonderful clarity that allows it to be heard in even the densest ensemble. However, to think of this Martin as just a big sounding guitar would be selling it short. Inside of this elegant dread, is an equally fine voice, perfectly suitable for fingerstyle players. With just the right amount of overtones, the CS D-18-12, offers up a superb traditional tones, that record like a charm. This is one of Martin's finest new offerings that you won't want to miss out on!
With the Custom Shop D-18-12, C.F. Martin & Co. have given us one of the best guitars of their modern era. Voiced to be loud and authoritative, this guitar is truly a cannon, with tremendous punch and volume - ...read full descriptionArtists who play instruments by this builder: Eric Clapton, Norman Blake, John Mayer, Clarence White, Richie Sambora, Steve Earle, Beck, Roger McGuinn, Steven Stills, Graham Nash, Paul Simon, Nancy Wilson, Merle Haggard, George Jones
"This is an astounding guitar! The woods really create a huge voice that is full and clear. It's got a ton of tone, and the simple styling is very pleasing to the eye." - Paul Heumiller