Martin Kenny Sultan 000-18 Adirondack/Mahogany #69 - Used  From Martin

A Rare Kenny Sultan custom (with a K&K pickup installed) from Martin signed by Kenny Sultan himself.

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Condition: Used, Very Good

An absolutely marvelous and decidedly rare take on a Martin classic!  This Kenny Sultan features Addy top and braces, Fiddleback back and sides, a vintage inspired modified V neck and 2 5/16" saddle spacing, and, to top it off, a downright purty sunburst.  Fingerstyle players in particular will delight at the full range of tone and temperaments offered by this beautiful instrument--from forward, throaty, and aggressive to sweet, mellow, and singing, this is a tool for self expression if ever there was one.  Dynamite!

Martin Kenny Sultan 000-18 - Quick 'n' Dirty

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    • Martin Kenny Sultan 000-18 Adirondack/Mahogany #69 - Used

Manufacturer's Description from Martin

Manufacture of the Martin 000-15 began in 1998. The 000-15 is part of Martin's 15 series - which are some of their most affordable instruments. As early as 1917 and up to the 1940s, many Martin guitars were built with tops, sides and backs of mahogany. The 15 series continued this tradition with solid, all mahogany construction (or from 2004 onwards sapele, a close relative of mahogany) . 15 Series guitars are also among Martin's most visually distinctive and innovative guitars with features including herringbone rosettes, rich satin finish, patented neck mortise and A-frame “X” bracing for enhanced tone.

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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 Kenny Sultan Custom Signature Edition

Year: 2006

Serial: 69

Body Size: 000-14 Fret (Short Scale)

Construction: Dovetail Full Gloss

Bracing Pattern: X-Brace

Brace Shape: Scalloped 1/4"

Top Material: Adirondack Spruce

Back Material: Fiddleback Mahogany, 2-Piece

Side Material: Fiddleback Mahogany  

Finish Top: "Kenny Sultan" Unique Sunburst

Back & Side Finish: Polished Gloss, Dark Mahogany Stain, Dark Filler

Scale Length: 24.9"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Neck Shape: Modified V-Shape

Neck Taper: Standard Taper

Electronics:

Top Color: "Kenny Sultan" Unique Sunburst

Binding: Tortoise Color

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

Top Detail: N/A

Pickguard: Acetate Nitrate Laminate, Polished & Beveled

Pickguard Inlay: None

Rosette: Masked Herringbone Pearl 

Bridge Style Belly

Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16"

Bridge Material: Black Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: Plain Ebony (Gurian)

Bridge Pin Dots:

Saddle: Genuine Bone,Compensated Drop-In (Not Long)

Saddle Radius: 16"

Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce

Brace Size: 1/4"

Back Purfling/Strip: Fine Pattern Herringbone

Heelcap:

Endpiece: Tortoise Color

Endpiece Inlay: None

Back & Sides Color: Dark Mahogany Stain

Back Detail: None

Back Inlay Material: .0325" Black White (White Faces Tortoise)

Side Detail: None

Side Inlay Material: None

Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany

Finish Neck: Polished Gloss Complete

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany Stain

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: White

Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony

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

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Diamonds & Squares, Short Patern

Fingerboard Inlay Material:

Fingerboard Binding Material: None

Headstock Shape: Solid Square Taper

Headplate Material: Ebony

Headplate Logo Style: MOP Decal Logo Inlaid

Headplate Binding Material: None

Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 

Knob: Butterbean

Nut Material: Bone

Electronics: K&K Pure Mini

Case: Hardshell