Martin 5-18 (1949)


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Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Mahogany
Width at Nut: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 21.4"
Frets to Body: 12
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Rosewood
Body Binding: Tortoiseshell
Rosette: Style 18 Multi-Ring
Headplate Material: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay / Logo: Martin Script Logo
Neck Binding: None
Fingerboard Side Dots: White
Fingerboard Inlay: Style 18 Pearl Dots
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
Tuners: Original Tuners
Electronics: None
Case: Original Chipboard Case
We are happy to offer this is a sweet little fractional Martin 5-18 from the year 1949. These size 5 guitars are the perfect little parlor players and a model you don't see too many of in the world. This is in excellent playing condition and has recently had a professional setup for perfect playability. The almost 70 year old sitka spruce and mahogany really sing out and give a nice bluesy mid range! As you can see, the guitar was well loved at some point in it's life- let's call it "character". There is of course some finish crazing and the typical little pickguard crack that has been repaired. This comes with a old chipboard case in which the guitar has lived for many years. 

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