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Martin 000-18E Retro Sitka Spruce/Mahogany



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Martin's groundbreaking Retro Series represents the most significant advancement of our era in amplified acoustic sound. Based upon a beautiful 1940 14-fret 000-18 "donor" guitar from the Martin Museum collection, this 24.9" short scale model produces clear and expressive response for stage or studio use. With modern performance and playability, the 000-18E Retro offers the visual and tonal integrity of the genuine mahogany auditorium guitars from the pre-war era.


  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body size: 000-14 Fret
  • Top: Soild SItka spruce
  • Rosette: Old Style 18
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard "X" Scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka spruce 1/4"
  • Back Material: Solid genuine mahogany
  • Back Purfling: Style 18
  • Side Material: Solid genuine mahogany
  • Binding: Tortoise brown
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile with Performing Artist Taper
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid East Indiean rosewood
  • Heelcap: Solid black ebony
  • Fingerboard Material: Soild black ebony
  • Scale Length: 24.9"
  • # of Frets: 20 (14 clear)
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8"
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 - green abalone
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss with Aging Toner
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Solid black ebony
  • Bridge Style: 1930s style belly with drop-in saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16"
  • Saddle: 16" radius/compensated/white tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Nickel V97-18NA Sta Tite
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Black with white inlay
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise color
  • Case: 433 Hardshell
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura Plus

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