2,257 d-18s were made in 1934-1941. 95 of those were shade tops. This is one of these ultra-rare instruments. Not only that, but this is a 1938- the consensus prime year and culmination for Martin Dreadnoughts. All the premium features are present including a 1 3/4” nut, Adirondack top, ebony fretboard, forward shifted hand scalloped rear bracing, and Honduran mahogany sides. This example also features a perfectly executed and verified shaded top finish.