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Martin OM18GE Custom Adirondack/Mahogany #1107736 - Used  From Martin

A great Custom OM18GE in Suburst with an Adirondack top and Mahogany back and sides.


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Condition: Used, Excellent

C'mon, everyone wants a 30s OM-18!  Why not one without any of the heartache an old instrument can bring?  Where true versatility and dry, vintage tone meet.  Dry, separate, sustaining, and insistently powerful, this medium-sized beast knows how to sing as well as roar--flatpicked tunes take on a rich focus and fingerstyle has never felt more powerful.  This is the kind of model and this instrument specifically the kind of piece that has the potential to complete a number of different players' arsenals.  



Manufacturer's Description from Martin

C.F. Martin & Co. ® has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 183 years.  It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder. 

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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: OM-18GE (1930)

Year: 2005

Serial: 1107736

Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Construction: Standard; Mahogany Blacks/Dovetail Neck Joint

Bracing Pattern: Standard Golden Era

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Top Material: Adirondack Spruce

Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Finish Top: Gloss

Back & Side Finish: Non-Catalyzed Gloss, Dark Mahogany Satin, Dark Filler

Scale Length: 25.4"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Neck Shape: 30s Style V

Neck Taper:

Electronics: None

Top Color: Sunburst

Binding: Brazilian Rosewood

Top Inlay Material: BMB fiber/ .040 Maple Fiber

Top Detail: None

Pickguard: I03 tortoise, Pattern 5B

Pickguard Inlay: None

Rosette: Old Style 18

Bridge Style 1930 Style Belly - Long Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/8"

Bridge Material: Black Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: Black Ebony

Bridge Pin Dots: None

Saddle: Fossilized Ivory

Saddle Radius: 16"

Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce

Brace Size: 1/4"

Back Purfling/Strip: Brazilian Rosewood

Heelcap: Black Ebony

Endpiece: Brazilian Rosewood

Endpiece Inlay: None

Back & Sides Color: Dark Mahogany

Back Detail: None

Back Inlay Material: None

Side Detail: None

Side Inlay Material: None

Neck Material: Select Hardwood

Finish Neck: Satin

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: Ivoroid

Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony

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

Fingerboard Inlay Style: None

Fingerboard Inlay Material: None

Fingerboard Binding Material: None

Headstock Shape: Solid/ 1930 Style Taper

Headplate Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Headplate Logo Style: Large Old Style

Headplate Binding Material: None

Tuning Machines: WAverly W16 Nickel 

Knob: None

Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory

Case: Hardshell