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 (), 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.
Model: D-18 RG
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Top Detail: None
Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 18
Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: Faux Tortoise
Endpiece Inlay: None
Binding: Faux Tortoise
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Side Inlay Material: None
Back Inlay Material: None
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
Headplate Material: Ebony
Headplate Detail: N/A
Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
Headplate Binding Material: None
Heelcap: Faux Tortoise
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Brown Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Custom
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: White
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
Finish Top: Gloss
Top Color: Custom Ink
Finish Neck: Satin
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Vintage Copper Open Gear
Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots: None
Pickguard Inlay: None
Case: Ply Hardshell
Label: Paper Label Signed by CFM IV and Robert Goetzl