Martin Custom Shop D-14 VTS Sitka Spruce/Sinker Mahogany
A D-18 on Steroids!
Based on a D-18 but with a Torrefied VTS Sitka Spruce top and Sinker Mahogany back and sides, this guitar has low end and punch to rival the best of the vintage D-18's.
Sinker wood is harvested from the bottoms of bodies of water, including lakes, rivers, and streams. A remnant of the golden age of logging, this old-growth wood has been submerged for up to 300 years, all the while soaking in minerals and oxidants that truly bring out amazing tonal properties for instrument construction.
The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin's craftsmen and craftswomen to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments