MARTIN 000-18 1944 *VIDEO* 78 YRS OLD!

  

Demo of 1944 Martin 000-18 Guitar – YouTube

PRICE$16,500.00     15% ON SALE $14,025.00

Lovely is the best description of this 000-18. It has all the features of WWII-era Martins, including scalloped top bracing and an Adirondack top, and also has an ebony rod in the neck. An excellent neck reset and refret was just done to match neck reset. The  pickguard, and all bracing (including the bridge plate) are original. Here’s my story…. I purchase the guitar a few years ago and it was sprayed on the outside with something like honey. They had sprayed the pickguard, the bridge and over the saddle. I cleaned the stuff off and under that was a excellent condition pre-war 000-18. The guitar is one of my favorite guitars ever and I own many. I think as much of this guitar for tone and playability as any of the ones I have had built and that also has been many. The tuners wasn’t original so I bought a set like came on it in 1944…..I took a picture of where a tiny  piece of  wood was plugged in the back and a small scratch leading from it a 1.5 in. or so…..
Sold and bought back, as nice as you can get!    Blue guitar polish around the neck mount picture!
MODEL 000-18

TOP  ADIRONDACK TOP

BACK AND SIDES  MAHOGANY

NUT WIDTH  1 11/16″

SCALE LENGTH 24.9″

BRIDGE MATERIAL BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD

FRETBOARD MATERIAL  BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD

NECK MATERIAL MAHOGANY

BRACING  SCALLOPED X

BINDING     TORTOISESHELL CELLULOID

The guitar comes with 2 cases if you wish. A prize white Martin case and a old hard shell….Save your comments on all of your knowledge about what’s original and what’s not  that I don’t know. I will honor a return policy that allows you to determine if you would want to keep it or not. It is  excellent ++++++ Could be the nicest one in the world!