Here we have a rare bird indeed. An early postwar Martin 000-18 – original vinatge with a very cool look!
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 rims and back and an Adirondack top – makes this guitar to a canon. The guitars of theses period are 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 000-18 1946 is an old work horse. It has some cracks repaired on the sides. Back, sides and neck have been refinished. One tuner has been replaced. The finish on the top is also used and abused, but still original. Over the years this guitar has turned into a very cool looking vintage guitar. Only by looking at it we can imagine all the songs played on it, all the previous owners who enjoyed it and the different life situations the guitar has lived through.
It has new frets and the action is low – everything is rocksolid and the guitar is ready for the next stage.
Most importantly, it’s one of the most articulate, mature mahogany guitars that we’ve owned – just amazing. It is light like a feather and responds to the slightest touch. The sound is rich and deep. 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.
Its a guitar for those who are searching for a cool looking and incredibly sounding guitar – This one is surely not a collectors piece.
We have priced it accordingly – don’t expect everything to be in 100% original vinatge condition, but be surprised about its great sound!
It comes with an old vintage case.