Martin D-18 Hicksville NY

Since its introduction in 1935, the D-18 has been one of the major stalwarts of the Martin line, and for many years outsold the more costly D-28. In 1955, the year of Chris Martin's birth, Martin sold 1,103 D-18s versus 806 D-28s.

Monster Music Co
(516) 735-3594
3068 Hempstead Tpke
Levittown, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music Emporium
(516) 221-4888
2641 Jerusalem Ave
North Bellmore, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Guitars, Band and Orchestra Insruments
Hours
M-F 10am - 8pm
Sat 10am - 6pm
Open Sundays in December

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Wachuwan Musical Instr
(516) 483-8867
638 Bond Ct
North Merrick, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Fitzgerald Guitars Inc
(516) 520-0664
3586 Bernard Dr
Wantagh, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Murphys Music
(631) 549-4510
447 Route 110
Melville, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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All Music Inc
(516) 433-6969
397 S Oyster Bay Rd
Plainview, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music Services
(516) 826-2525
2008 Wantagh Ave
Wantagh, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Farmingdale Music Ctr
(516) 249-0885
135 Main St
Farmingdale, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Repairs and setup work for Guitar, Band and Orchestral Instruments done on premises.

Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 12 - 6 p.m.
Thursday 12 - 8 p.m.
Friday 12 - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 - 3 p.m.


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South Shore Music
(516) 541-7433
4853 Merrick Rd
Massapequa Park, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Oliver Sound
(516) 799-5267
225 Avoca Ave
Massapequa Park, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Martin D-18

Like the recent CFM IV 1955 D-28, the CFM IV 1955 D-18 commemorates the 55th birthday and ongoing contribution of Christian Frederick "Chris" Martin IV to the company that bears his name.
Chris Martin
But this is not just the mahogany version of the CFM IV D-28.

Since its introduction in 1935, the D-18 has been one of the major stalwarts of the Martin line, and for many years outsold the more costly D-28. In 1955, the year of Chris Martin's birth, Martin sold 1,103 D-18s versus 806 D-28s.

Prized for its bright treble, crisp midrange and clear bass, the D-18 is a favorite of many bluegrass, folk and country musicians. Its strong, loud voice is meant to be heard and hold its own over banjoes, mandolins, steel guitars – and, yes, raucous rock n' roll. It's also excellent recording guitar offering exceptional balance and distinct articulation.

Elvis Presley played a 1942 D-18 during his early career (it can be heard in on all of his Sun recordings, including the classic "That's Alright Mama"). Hank Williams also played a D-18 that he rotated with his D-28 (Hank's 1947 D-18 is now owned by the Martin company and is on permanent display in the Martin Museum). Oh, and you remember that great rockin' guitar intro on Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues"? That's a D-18, too.

In creating the CFM IV 1955 D-18, we carefully replicated D-18 specs in place during 1955. This includes Sitka top with non-scalloped top braces, small maple bridgeplate, elegant old style 18 rosette and tortoise body binding & pickguard, cedar ribbons, cloth reinforcement strips, ebony bridge (with long bone saddle) and fingerboard, bone saddle, rounded headstock (from template wear) with old style C. F Martin & Co. scroll decal and other authentic 1955-specific details.

So choosing the D-18 as the other half of the CFM IV 1955 celebration set was a natural.

But we've also added some very special features including back and sides of rare – and very beautiful – Quilted Mahogany (dark stain), adjustable...

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