Martin 1931 00-18 Addy/Mahogany Acoustic #47241 - Used  From Martin

A real, vintage 1931 Martin 00-18! Wow!

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Conditon: Used, Very Good

What's the big deal with vintage guitars, you ask?  Here's an "Exhibit A" if ever there was one.  This verified 1931 00-18 has clarity, sensitivity, and downright soul that you cannot, will not get out of a brand new guitar.  It's eerie.  Feel and stability?  Improbably lightweight, completely covered in checking but entirely free of cracks, as smooth and well worn a neck as you could ask for.  And sound?  The immediately clear bass, throaty midrange, and sweet, sweet highs all ring out in seemingly endless, woody, dry detail.  We dream about guitars like this, truly.

Original tuners and bridge included in case.

SP Luthier Notes: Setup, cosmetic retouch, and fret dress

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: 00-18

Year: 1931

Serial: 47241

Body Size: 00-12 Fret

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction

Bracing Pattern: X-Brace

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce

Top Material: Adirondack Spruce

Back Material: Mahogany

Side Material: Mahogany

Scale Length: 24.9"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 7/8"

Binding: Wood

Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe

Pickguard: Tortoise

Bridge Style: Belly

Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/8"

Bridge Material: Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic

Saddle: Bone

Saddle Radius: 16"

Back & Sides Color: Dark Mahogany

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 12th Fret

Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 5/16"

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Dots

Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone

Headstock Shape: Slotted

Headplate Material: Rosewood

Headplate Logo Style: Stamped on Back of Headstock

Tuning Machines: 3 On a Plate

Knob: Cream Plastic

Nut Material: Ebony

Case: Original Chipboard