MARTIN D-18 DREADNOUGHT STANDARD SERIES
The D-18 Dreadnought features a sleek, modern high performance neck for greater ease of play. It also features a Sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides that provide a well balanced sound with a strong bass response for rhythm playing along with bright highs for improvised flat picking. I also like it for solo finger picking. I have other nice sounding guitars in the shop made of similar materials for much less, but they don't have the strength and fatness of the D-18. If you're just looking for a cheap date then get a cheap guitar, but for a meaningful long term relationship there is no comparison to the Martin because you truly do get what you pay for to include free shipping, a lifetime warranty and a Martin hard shell case. Be wary of those who advertise the same guitars for less because they're probably used, have no warranty, and/or violate Martin pricing policies.