Martin D-18 Clarence White Commemorative Edition 2000

Martin D-18 Clarence White Commemorative Edition 2000

2000 Martin D-18CW Clarence White Commemorative Edition, a seriously rare bird to see in the wild. Limited to 292 units, this one is #187. Constructed with an Appalachian Spruce top and stunning quilted Mahogany back and sides. 100% original aside from a professional re-fret, plays great, a total flat picking monster. In overall great condition, some light playwear, pictured. Includes OHSC, not pictured.

"Through his spectacular bluegrass picking with the Kentucky Colonels, fiery country/rock leads with the Byrds, and hot acoustic licks with Muleskinner, Clarence White rewrote the book on flatpicking before his untimely death at age 29. Admired by musicians across the musical spectrum, from Jimi Hendrix to Mark O’Connor, he was truly unique. Now C. F. Martin pays tribute to this legendary guitarist with the D-18CW Clarence White Commemorative Edition model.

A bluegrass Dreadnought in the classic tradition, the D-18CW Clarence White Commemorative Edition model draws inspiration from the 1952 Martin D-18 Clarence White used for lead picking in the 1960s (including on Appalachian Swing!), blended with appointments from various instruments he played during his career. The D-18CW features premium solid tonewoods throughout. Rare Appalachian spruce, revered for powerful, clear tone, was selected both for the soundboard and the soundboard bracing, including the 5/16" width scalloped X-braces, forward shifted to 1" from the soundhole. The two-piece back and sides of beautiful genuine rare quilted mahogany contribute outstanding projection."

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