A very cool Martin 000-18 from 1949 just came in … the first time we tuned and played it, we were blown away by the huge and open sound of it. It sounds like one of these Pre War Martin guitars!
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 000-18 1949 is an old work horse. It has a couple of small cracks which have been professionally repaired over all these years. The neck has been reset and it has received new frets. From The pictures you can see that it is in a god vintage condition.
Most importantly, it’s one of the most articulate, mature mahogany guitars that We’ve owned – just amazing. Rich and deep … one would think it was rosewood. 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 the original case.