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Merrill C-18 Adirondack/Mahogany Dreadnought #384 - Used  From Other

A 2007 Merrill C-18! Just about the easiest playing pre-war style dread out there. Absolutely amazing!!!


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What We Think

We'll put this 18 style dread up against anything out there, period.  Playability is comfortable and power is immediate with this one.  Clear, aggressive bass; punchy, woody mids; sweet (not too bright!) sustaining trebles.  Glorious!  This Hoss has clearly seen some honest play over the past 10+ years (for good reason) and, after a thorough servicing from our luthier, is ready for much, much more.  That incredibly thin finish has picked up some checking over the years but, aside from a vintage-y look, has had no effect on the health of the guitar.  There are vintage guitars out there that don't sound like this thing--don't miss it!


Condition: Used, Very Good (finish checking)

Our luthier performed the following on this instrument: refret the 1st 5, saddle adjustment, setup, side crack repair

Manufacturer's Description from Other

 Jim Merrill has been repairing and restoring stringed instruments full time since 1981. After gaining a solid reputation of detailed craftsmanship, and because Jim approached his work as a restoration and not just another repair, he had the opportunity to work on some of the rarest and most highly prized guitars in the world.

With great curiosity as to why these guitars were so special, Jim started to keep a file of materials, measurements, thicknesses, and all of the details of construction that made these guitar's great.

In late 1999, Jim had the opportunity to build his own line of guitar's full time. He decided to emulate the builders who's workmanship defined the American acoustic guitar. Using basic hand tools and lutherie methods born from a century of fine guitar building, the Merrill Guitar was born.


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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: C-18

Serial: 384

Year: 2007

Body Type: Dreadnought

Top: Adirondack Spruce

Back/Sides: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Bridge: Ebony

Rosette: Maple & Ebony

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fret Markers: MOP Dots

Frets to Body: 14

Headplate: Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: Merrill Logo

Body Bindings: Tortoise

Tuners: Nickel Gotoh

Pickguard: Tortoise

Scale Length: 25.4"

String Spacing: 2 5/16"

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Case: Hardshell