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Martin 000-18 Authentic 1937 Acoustic Guitar #1317231 - Used  From Martin

A discontinued, short-scale Adirondack/Mahogany 000-18 Authentic!


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Condition: Used, Very Good

Why did they stop making these?! This is killer! We've loved all the used Authentic series dreads we've taken in over the years and this medium-bodied relative is no exception. Resonant, bone-dry, and separate from bass to treble; sweet and sensitive to close-fisted punchy in a moment. This would be a -fantastic- instrument for recording but is certainly versatile enough to satisfy balladeers, ragtimers, and reelers alike. The phrase "woody clarity" may not mean anything to you now but it certainly will after some time with this thing!

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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.


Model: 000-18 1937 Authentic

Year: 2007

Serial: 1317231

Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint

Bracing Pattern: X-Bass Style

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Brace Size: 1/4"

Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce

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: Authentic 1937

Neck Taper: Standard Taper

Electronics: None

Top Color: Aging Toner

Binding: Red Faux Tortoise

Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe

Top Detail: None

Pickguard: Faux Red Tortoise

Pickguard Inlay: None

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: None

Saddle: Fossilized Ivory

Saddle Radius: 16"

Back Purfling/Strip: Brazilian Rosewood

Heelcap: Ebony

Endpiece: Red Faux Tortoise

Endpiece Inlay: None

Back & Sides Color: None

Back Detail: None

Back Inlay Material: None

Side Detail: None

Side Inlay Material: None

Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany

Finish Neck: Gloss

Neck Color: None

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: White

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

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

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18

Fingerboard Inlay Material: N/A

Fingerboard Binding Material: None

Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper

Headplate Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Headplate Logo Style: Golden Era Block

Headplate Binding Material: N/A

Tuning Machines: Nickel Enclosed

Knob: Oval

Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory

Case: Hardshell