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Martin D-18 Ringgold GA

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.

Wilborns Music
(706) 965-3933
933 Lafayette St
Ringgold, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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L & M Music Co
(423) 894-8289
6228 Airpark Dr
Chattanooga, TN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Sound Post
(706) 891-9400
103 Direct Connection Dr
Rossville, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Rossville Music
(706) 866-6262
506 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Flintstone Music
(706) 820-9226
3417 Chattanooga Valley Rd
Flintstone, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Humbucker Inc
(706) 858-6874
751 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Joe Chambers Music World
(423) 624-5522
4115 Ringgold Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Brandon Music Outlet
(813) 654-2171
506 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Mikes Music Supply
(706) 820-1160
40 Music Dr
Flintstone, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Rick'S Guitar Room
(423) 870-5335
4422 Dayton Blvd
Chattanooga, TN
Types of Instruments Sold
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 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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