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Jason Isbell worked with the Custom Shop at Martin Guitar to design his new Custom Signature Edition D-18 which is closely modeled after Martin’s Golden Era series. The model boasts an Adirondack spruce top; mahogany back and sides; and rear-shifted scalloped bracing which produces more natural volume and a clear powerful tone. Similar to Martin’s Authentic series guitars, it is constructed using hide glue which, unlike newer synthetic reproductions, dissolves into the grain of the wood and creates more resonance throughout the instrument. Isbell chose a thin finish and left off the Pickguard - all design details that have one common goal – to make it loud. Mission tuneomplished! Isbell also added a personal touch by including a custom inlay of one of his tattoos at the twelfth fret.
Model: D-18 Jason Isbell
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top Material: Adirondack Spruce
Top Detail: None
Bracing Pattern: Rearward Shifted X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 18
Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: Faux Tortoise
Endpiece Inlay: None
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Side Inlay Material: None
Back Inlay Material: None
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1939
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
Headplate Detail: N/A
Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
Headplate Binding Material: None
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Custom
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: Mother of Pearl
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
Finish Top: Gloss
Top Color: Clear
Finish Neck: Satin
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Modern Pyramid - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Satin Pearl Open Gear
A&Eommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)
Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots: None
Pickguard Inlay: None
Case: Ply Hardshell
Label: Paper Label Signed by Jason Isbell
Electronics: Fishman Infinity Matrix
Weight: 4lbs 6oz
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