Martin 000-18A Adirondack/Mahogany #1606983 - Used  From Martin

A beautiful classic 000 specimen from Martin's Custom Shop. 

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What We Think

 Very strong vintage vibes coming off of this one.  Very similar to the now discontinued Authentic series 000 in its construction, this 18 style has dry, distinct punch for days.  That burst perfectly highlights the nice, wide grain in the Addy top.  Some sneaky little fancy appointments, too--Brazilian backstrip and headplate, fossilized Ivory nut.  Lotta bass for a short scale!  Oh, and did we mention our luthier didn't need to do a single thing to it?  Fingerstyle players seeking yesteryear tone won't be able to resist this one!  

 

Condition: Used, Excellent

Manufacturer's Description from Martin

C. F. Martin & Co.® has been Inspiring Musicians Worldwide® for nearly two centuries with their superior guitar and string products. Martin guitars and strings remain the choice for musicians around the world for their unrivaled quality, craftsmanship, and tone. Throughout the company’s long history, Martin products can be seen and heard across all genres of music and in all segments of pop culture, from concert and theater stages to television and movies.

 

With an unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing practices, Martin continually drives the acoustic guitar market forward, introducing innovative features that have become standards across the industry. These groundbreaking innovations include the introduction of X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar, and the “Dreadnought” size guitar.

 

Martin has also led innovations in strings, such as introducing the first high-tensile strength steel-string core wire; the first nickel acoustic strings (Martin Retro®); the proprietary Titanium Core strings; and now the groundbreaking, new Authentic Acoustic line, which offers unmatched stability, tone, comfort, and longevity. 

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About Manufacturer

For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.?s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker?s craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially evident today at Martin?s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The story behind one of America?s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. Born into a long line of cabinet makers, Christian Frederick took up the family craft at the early age of 15, when he left his hometown and traveled to Vienna to apprentice with Johann Stauffer, a renowned guitar maker.

Specifications

Model: 000-18 A SB

Year: 2011

Serial: 1606983

Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint

Bracing Pattern: Golden Era

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Top Material: Adirondack Spruce

Back Material: Genuine Mahogany

Side Material: Genuine Mahogany

Finish Top: Gloss

Back & Side Finish: Gloss

Scale Length: 24.9"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Neck Shape: Full Thickness V 30's Style Heel

Neck Taper: Standard Taper

Electronics: NA

Top Color: 1935 Sunburst

Binding: Brown Faux Tortoise

Top Inlay Material: B/W/B/W/B Boltaron

Top Detail: NA

Pickguard: Tortoise

Pickguard Inlay: NA

Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe

Bridge Style 1930 Style Belly - Drop in Long Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16"

Bridge Material: Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: Ebony

Bridge Pin Dots: NA

Saddle: Fossilized Ivory

Saddle Radius: 16"

Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce

Brace Size: 1/4"

Back Purfling/Strip: Brazilian Rosewood

Heelcap: Ebony

Endpiece: Brown Faux Tortoise

Endpiece Inlay: None

Back & Sides Color: NA

Back Detail: NA

Back Inlay Material: NA

Side Detail: NA

Side Inlay Material: NA

Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany

Finish Neck: Gloss

Neck Color: NA

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: NA

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4"

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18

Fingerboard Inlay Material: NA

Fingerboard Binding Material: NA

Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper

Headplate Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Headplate Logo Style: Golden Era Block

Headplate Binding Material: NA

Tuning Machines: Nickel Enclosed

Knob: Oval

Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory

Case: Hardshell