Martin Acoustic Guitars: D18 Dreadnought Left Handed
by Guitar Guru
”A Left-Handed Dreadnought for the Serious Musician”
The Martin D-18 Acoustic Dreadnought Left-Handed guitar gives all the richness of tone one expects from a dreadnought but strung for the discriminating left-handed guitarist.
With a solid Sitka spruce top and a solid mahogany body
, this large-sized guitar produces a deep warm tone that resonates well. That said, the depth of its bass notes is not equal to its clear, bell-toned treble notes; a characteristic that makes it better as a selection for solo work than for accompaniment or group work.
Built on a dreadnought body, the D-18 is broad across the shoulders and deep of body, a combination that can make it awkward to play for younger or more slightly built players, but a combination which is preferred for the maximum overall volume that the D-18 can produce.
Comparing the Martin D18 to the Martin HD28? The D-18 has clearer mids and treble than the HD-28, yet it lacks the bass and sustain of the HD-28. The D-18 is a better recording guitar than the D-28 since it’s easier to mix.
At <$2,000 (including its deluxe Martin hardshell case) the D-18 is by no means a cheap guitar, but its overall quality of construction and tone – not to mention the fact that all of this quality construction and rich tone is in a package geared for left-handed players – makes the D-18 Left Handed guitar an excellent choice for the discriminating left-handed player.
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