z3`21 Exquisite design. Combining historic tone and modern features, the Martin D18 Modern Deluxe, VTS Top guitar represents the pinnacle of Martin’s craftsmanship. Traditional guitar building techniques have been combined with cutting edge technology in order to recreate the iconic dreadnought sound that Martin are known for. A titanium truss rod and carbon fibre composite bridge plate provide ultimate strength while keeping the guitar light and providing excellent tonal response. Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS), is used to artificially age the top and bracing of this guitar, meaning it sounds like a worn-in, vintage instrument right out of the box. The Modern Deluxe D18 also features an all new asymmetrical neck carve which provides exceptional playability and maximum comfort. Unbeatable quality that you simply have to experience to believe.