Comparison: Short Scale vs Standard Scale – Martin D-18

Today, it’s a Martin dreadnought battle as we compare 2 MV Custom D-18’s… one with a short scale and the other with a standard scale.

Similarities:

  • 14-fret Dreadnought body
  • Sitka Spruce top (sanded thinner, .105″)
  • Solid Mahogany back & sides
  • Mahogany neck (low profile)
  • Golden Era Style Bracing
  • Upgraded beveled pickguard
  • Black ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Vintage style geared tuners
  • Hardshell Martin case

Differences:

Martin D-18 MV Custom (short scale):

  • Natural finish
  • Short Scale Length (24.9 inches)
  • 1 11/16 inch nut width
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Martin D-18 MV Custom (standard scale):

  • Sunburst finish
  • Standard Scale Length (25.4 inches)
  • 1 3/4 inch nut width
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Interested in either of these guitars? Please feel free to call or EMAIL US with further questions. (855) 55-STRUM