Martin 00-18 from 1951 – it really is a good one, with a crisp and bold vintage sound.
In this time short after the war Martin created wonderful guitars – that are highly sought after today. It was an era where the guitars were built with no commercial consideration whatsoever … they were thin and used the finest first growth tonewoods. Entirely hand built from every perspective. Beautiful mahogany sides and back and a very nice spruce top – makes this guitar to a canon. The guitars of theses period are of the finest of what Martin has produced in all of these years … and that says something with the quality that they have put out over the last 100+ years.
This Martin 00-18 1951 is in a very nice vintage shape. Very clean and well taken care of. There is no crack and no major damage on it.
Only on the left side it has a repair, where somebody has bumped the guitar. This part has received a very nice repair.
It is one of the most articulate, mature mahogany guitars we’ve owned – just amazing. Rich and deep … with this cool vintage tone. The whole construction and the matured woods create this most haunting voice that can’t be described with any degree of accuracy.
This is one of those: to play it is to want to own it !! guitars.
It comes with a vintage, but non original case.