Martin 00-18C 1962 - Vintage Acoustic Guitar

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This is a stunning all original first year Martin 00-18C. It's in gorgeous condition. Just oozes vintage Americana vibes. A few very minor pick scratches and a couple small dings in hidden places.

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Some classical guitars just have that movie soundtrack kind of mystical beauty. This Martin is crafted by the very best luthiers at one of Martin's multiple zeniths. Examine this one down to the finest details-- it's easy to see this is a special instrument. Somebody really meant it with this one.

The mahogany back, sides, neck and traditional slotted headstock are of the finest Honduran Mahogany and each part features the ideal saw patterns. Don't miss the pictures. The Brazilian Rosewood fretboard is one of the prettiest dark red/purple with estuaries of intertwined black fretboards I have witnessed. The top is purported to be Spruce by the published specs but this looks very Adirondack. For spruce I've not seen a more natural landscape of natural beauty knots and character-- someone selected this top for somebody special-- I love this top, it really displays a large swath of pre-industrial fairy tales.

This top is pure sounding, condition is perfectly flat. No bowing, sagging, bubbling or lifting at all. There's a small line/split on the surface of the body you can see in the pics but I think it's just surface level. You may see black lines of character and a few light pick grazes.

Perfect neck angle. Frets are at 90% with no gouging lines, nearly new looking. Original tuners work easily and hold tune where you want.
The d-string tuner shaft from the plate to the button is slightly bent from a light hit. Works perfect, doesn't effect performance.

Action is 4/32 high at 12th fret- again, just right in the zone.

Comfortable, easy medium large C neck profile feels like classy and comfortable.

I could go on. There's nothing wrong or unoriginal about this beauty. No respray, no overspray, no refinish. No neck reset. Bridge does not need resetting. This is 100% ready to go. Includes non-original hard shell case. Guitar weighs under 3 pounds! Tone- Feather!

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Listed12 days ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more

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