A real dream guitar is this beautiful Martin 0-18 from 1944 – very balanced and with a warm and clear vintage voice!
It has the much sought-after scalloped bracing – which turns this guitar into a sound cannon! … one of those “holy grail” acoustic guitars!
This guitar is ultra light. This fact makes the sound very explosive and the guitar feels very lively. A special instrument that impresses one immediately.
The pre-war models like this one are obviously the most prized examples … and this is a true player of that time. These guitars from the time shortly before the 2nd World War and during the war, are very popular among collectors.
With these guitars best materials, a sound-optimized construction and careful manual work come together and form so unique dream instruments. The number of guitars built by Martin was very small at that time, so that very few “Pre War” Martins are for sale nowadays.
Apart from having had a neck reset, wear from play and use and a few professional repairs —which simply proves that this 0-18 has been played a lot —it still has most of its original parts.
The bridge has been professionally replaced and it has a light overspray.
This guitar really stands out as a very fine example of the timeless quality of instruments built by Martin. With a warm and clear voice, strong fundamental presence, amazingly even string balance and classic Martin focus. It is a wonderful fingerstyle guitar, and a great choice for the recording studio.
It comes with a newer case.