Martin 000-18 Natural 1953

6-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Martin 000-18 Natural 1953

  • $4,495.00
$766.02/mo with 6-month Financing

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please call to speak to one of our experts.
Finish Details: The body and neck have been fully oversprayed
Top Material: Spruce Top
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Body Details: Mahogany back and sides with spruce top. There is a repaired separation along the center seam from the bridge to the end of the body, which has been reinforced with cleats underneath the soundboard.
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "V" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .82" (1st fret), .99" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 16.00" to
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Mahogany neck with unbound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and steel reinforcement rod. The neck has been reset and refretted.
Electronics: A K&K Pure Mini bridge plate transducer has been installed with an endpin jack. A previous pickup is glued to the underside of the bridge plate, behind the string holes.
Pickup Measurements: N/A
Hardware: The tuners, nut, and saddle have all been replaced. The endpin has been replaced with an endpin jack for the pickup.
Weight: 3 lbs 3 oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The body and neck have been fully oversprayed -The neck has been reset and refretted -The bridge has been reglued -There is a repaired center seam crack which has been reinforced with internal cleats -A K&K Pure Mini has been installed -The tuners, nut, and saddle have been replaced
Case Details: Hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The body and neck have been fully oversprayed; the finish is glossy with light scratches, dents, and small dings throughout. There is heavy buckle rash on the back of the body, along with scratches and light gouges along the sides of the body. There are some chips around the bridge and along the fingerboard tongue from where the bridge and neck were reset. There are filled screw holes on the back of the headstock from the original tuners.
Serial Number: 131671
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and optimal neck relief; the guitar is currently strung with light acoustic strings. The serial number dates to 1953.

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