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Re: What's wrong with my D-18?
If you are sure the guitar is properly humidified then next thing I would look at is how old the strings are. Sustain involves a string continuing to vibrate and the body being able to pick up those vibrations. If the body isn't the issue, the strings losing their elasticity might be. I use those same strings on my HD-28 and find even the long life Martin strings die pretty quickly with lots of use (especially in warm humid weather). If it isn't the body or the strings then maybe the bridge or the bridge saddle which of course transmits the sound from string to body. But I'd try new strings first.
I know you have to hear it to know what I mean, but I'll try to describe the problem I seem to have with my 1970 D-18. There's no sustain. If I pick up the guitar and play a chord (I just played a C major chord), the sound dies out in three or four seconds. It just seems to deaden and go away. I have Martin Life Span medium strings on it. Could I need a new saddle or nut? Or am I expecting too much and three or four or five seconds is respectable sustain. It just sounds dead to me. It's depressing. It just doesn't sound like a Martin should.