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Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1934 for sale at om28.com
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Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1934
  • Long Scale
  • Original Condition
  • Adirondack Spruce/Mahogany
  • This Guitar Is Not Stored On Our Premises! Call for appointment

Product Description

Long scale, excellent condition except for a cross grain break in the treble side. Martin converted their 000 models from long to short scale in early 1934, taking off 1/2" to lessen tension from the predominant heavy gauge strings of the period. Nowadays we have light gauge strings and can benefit from that extra bit of tension: the action can be lower, the guitar has more projection, can handle a stronger touch thus increasing its dynamic range. This 000 as a result has quite a powerful, rich tone. There's finish wear below the fingerboard and pickguard and in one spot on the back, a casebite at the armpit, minor pick scratching, and finish checking on the top The action is at 7/64" and 5/64" at the 12th fret; for lower action it would need a neck reset. All parts appear to be original except for the bridge, which is a perfect replacement by Matty Umanov.

Product Specifications

STRING SPACING 1 3/4" x 2 3/8"
SCALE 25 1/4"
SIZE 15" x 4"
TOP Adirondack Spruce
BACK & SIDES Mahogany
PURFLING 4 layer B/W
BINDING Black
ROSETTE B/W
FINGERBOARD Ebony
BRIDGE Ebony
FINISH Natural
TUNERS Original Grover
CONDITION VG++
CASE Hard Shell

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Product ID
P140401002
Our Price: $12,950.00
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