The D-18E Modern Deluxe is packed with vintage appointments, custom features, and modern technology. A Sitka spruce Vintage Tone System® (VTS) top, dovetail neck joint, and natural protein glue construction deliver the rich, fully-aged Martin tone that has inspired generations. European flamed maple binding, stylish gold frets, gold open-gear tuners, and a unique 1930s-style script logo inlaid in pearl on the headstock give it a look to match its sound. Ultra-modern features like Liquidmetal® bridge pins with red dots and a composite carbon fiber bridgeplate, boost volume without adding weight, making this a guitar players dream. Aura HD Imaging technology included in new Fishman® Aura VT Blend electronics allows more control over the voice of your guitar than ever before. It offers stunning realism and delivers a new high level of performance for direct recording and live situations. The D-18E Modern Deluxe comes with a ply hardshell case and is strung with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 medium gauge strings.