A well-aged and refined D-18 is a hard guitar to put down. There's something about the mahogany dreadnought template that ages so nicely. With time, these guitars possess tone and character that no new guitar will ever match.
This 1973 Martin D-18 has developed a warm, crisp tone with wide-open dynamics over the last few decades, but it has been nicely preserved. It is crack free and in perfect structural condition. Apart from a refret and a replacement pickguard, it has no history of repairs or issues. In the future, a neck reset may be beneficial, but it has low action at this time (low E at 12th fret: .100", high E: .070"). It plays well all the way up and down the neck.
Cosmetically, this '73 D-18 is impressively clean! It's a great-sounding example of a '70s D-18, and it doesn't even have strap button drilled into the heel. It's hard to imagine there are many that play and sound as good as this one but are equally as clean. Original case included.