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Martin 000-18 (c.1943)


Top Wood: Adirondack
Back and Sides Wood: Mahogany
Width at Nut: 1-11/16"
Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X-Bracing
Scale Length: 24.9"
Frets to Body: 14
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
Body Binding: Faux Tortoise 
Rosette: Style 18
Headplate Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay / Logo: Martin Script Decal
Neck Binding: None
Neck Shape: Soft V-Shape
Fingerboard Side Dots: White
Fingerboard Inlay: MOP Dots
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Tuners: Open Back Kluson w/Plastic Buttons
Case: Period Correct HSC


This old Martin is a real treat to have in the store. It was made in 1943 and has no cracks (though plenty of good playwear!) To say that this guitar has opened up would be an understatement. The low mids feel airy and resonant while the overall tone still remains articulate and lively. This is helped partly by the fact that this was of the era where Martin was scalloping their top bracing. This has recently had a neck reset and includes 3 different saddles. One of the saddles is the original bone insert, while the other two are compensated bone saddles made for this guitar at the time of the neck reset (one for lower fingerstyle setup, and the other for a higher flatpicking setup.) Most everything on this guitar is original with a few notable exceptions- The plastic button on the G string tuner has been replaced with a replica button, the bridge pins do appear to be newer plastic pins and the hard shell case is a period correct Ess & Ess case that was matched with the guitar later in life. If you would like any detailed measurements or photos that are not listed please feel free to contact us. We're happy to help!