2014 Martin 000-18

I bought this from Eddie’s Guitars in St. Louis, via their web site.

Carrying a distinct vintage-inspired design and updated like the D-18 a few years ago, the redesigned 000-18 offers many of the features found in our pre-war era guitars. The 000-18, which has a beautiful aging toned top in Sitka spruce, is married with genuine mahogany back and sides. The body is edged with tortoise binding and complemented with a polished finish. The 24.9” short scale model’s neck features a modified low oval profile with Performing Artist taper, with a width of 1-3/4” at the nut and 2-3/16” string spacing for easy playability. Nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs are found with a rosewood headplate, which displays a large old style Martin logo.

Here’s the video I saw before getting it:

This is heard on “Marine Ceiling” on SRVCBL :: 2014

Specs from the Martin site:

  • Construction: Genuine Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Old Style 18
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ”X” Scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4”
  • Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: Style 18
  • Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: Tortoise Brown
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Tortoise Brown
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood/Large Old Style
  • Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 24.9”
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4”
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8”
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 – Green Abalone
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16”
  • Saddle: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Black
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 433 Hardshell
  • Interior Label: none

 

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