This Custom Signature Edition D-18, featuring imprinted original artwork by the talented Robert F. Goetzl, is a tribute to the Lakota Sioux Native American Tribe. The guitar features a single arrowhead inlay on the headplate, to symbolize a tool that was essential to the tribe’s early survival, along with four arrowheads on the fingerboard, each facing outward, to represent the four directions which were sacred to the Lakota Tribe. Martin will be donating a guitar to the Native American Heritage Association (www.naha-inc.org), a charitable organization whose mission is to provide food and other essentials to the people of Crow Creek and Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota. Pine Ridge has the lowest survival rate in the Western Hemisphere, second only to Haiti. The donated guitar will be auctioned off to raise much needed funds for the organization.
Martin D-18RG Custom Signature Edition Dreadnought with Robert F. Goetzl Art
BODY SIZE Dreadnought 14 Fret CONSTRUCTION Dovetail Neck Joint TOP WOOD Sitka Spruce ROSETTE Multi-Stripe BRACING PATTERN Forward Shifted X Brace BRACING Scalloped 5/16" Sitka Spruce BACK & SIDES WOOD Geniune Mahogany BACK PURFLING Style 18 BINDING Faux Tortoise TOP INLAY Multi-Stripe NECK WOOD Geniune Mahogany NECK SHAPE Modified Low Oval NECK TAPER High Performance Taper PLEK Yes NUT MATERIAL Bone FRETBOARD Ebony SCALE 25.4" FRETS 20 - Joins Body at 14th Fret NUT WIDTH 1 3/4" FRET INLAYS Custom Brown Mother of Pearl SIDE DOTS White BACK & SIDES FINISH Dark Mahogany Gloss TOP FINISH Gloss with Custom Ink Artwork NECK FINISH Satin BRIDGE MATERIAL Ebony BRIDGE STYLE Modern Belly Drop in Saddle SADDLE Compensated Bone TUNERS Vintage Copper Open Gear LABEL Paper Label Signed by CFM IV and Robert Goetzl CASE Martin Ply Hardshell