The D-18 Dreadnought has been upgraded to reach the highest level of quality and tone that you expect from Martin. It features a sleek, modern High Performance Neck for enhanced playability, a solid Sitka spruce top, solid, mahogany back and sides, ebony bridge and fingerboard, and hardshell case. The X bracing has been shifted forward for more power and delivering sound that is very impressive. It's upgrades have transformed this model into one of the finest D-18's that has ever been produced. Remember, we include a FREE set up along with FREE factory level warranty service and a hardshell case at no extra charge. This instrument qualifies for FREE SHIPPING.