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Martin D-18 Kailua Kona HI

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.

Soundwave Music
(808) 326-2297
74 5599 Luhia F6
Kailua Kona, HI
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Music Exchange
(808) 329-3200
75-5626 Kuakini Highway 6
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Kiernan Music
(808) 323-9777
81-6372 Mamalahoa Highway
Kealakekua, HI
 
Four Strings Ukulele Studio
(808) 236-4232
46 022 Alaloa St 208
Kaneohe, HI
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Goodguys Music & Sound_Llc
(808) 732-4663
619 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Mele Kai Music
(808) 329-1454
Pob 2519
Kailua Kona, HI
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Mana KOA Inc
(808) 325-6353
73-1395 Iliili Place
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Frary Classical Guitar
(808) 944-8108
1019 University Ave Ste 7
Honolulu, HI
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Abc Music Inc
(808) 593-2575
461 Cooke St
Honolulu, HI
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Custom Mode Hawaii
(808) 946-7407
2745 S King St
Honolulu, HI
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ and very beautiful โ€“ Quilted Mahogany (dark stain), adjustable...

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