Searched and didn't come up with a thread for the owners of Martin Authentic series guitars. Who's got 'em? I have a 2010 D-18A 1937. I bought it from Rainbow Guitars in Tucson Arizona, in 2012. I wasn't in the market for an acoustic (and if I was, I'd be looking at J-45s) but I wondered into their acoustic room one day just after having lunch and played several great guitars. I got the acoustic bug, and I spent an entire afternoon playing everything from vintage Gibsons to brand new pristine Collings. It was a great way to spend a day off from work, but I still wasn't really interested in buying anything. Then I played the D-18A. It was without a doubt the best acoustic guitar I had ever played. Probably the best guitar of any sort. I couldn't put it down. I had to have it. Its a no-joke, honest-to-goodness modern day holy grail guitar, and I wasn't going to walk away. I called my wife, and told her to come down with three specific guitars. With those as trade, I was able to get the price down to the point where I could walk out with the guitar. It was 8:55pm and they were closing in five minutes. I'd been there for over eight hours loving this guitar and scheming to acquire it. Four years later, its only gotten better. I've got some great electrics, but in a "what to grab in a fire" moment, there's not doubt, its the D-18A.