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This 2006 Martin Golden Era 000-18 is from the first year of this now discontinued model.  It is in very good condition with only some light surface scratches in the finish.  The frets are in very good condition with light wear and lots of life left.  The nut on these earlier models is said to be fossil ivory (I have not confirmed) and the bridge pins are ebony.

 

The playability is great with action within factory spec.  The tone is full and warm with singing sustain.  These really bring a lot of that pre-war 1930s Martin tone.  I had an exceptionally good sounding 1931 OM-45 and while this of course has the somewhat shorter 24.9 inch scale, this guitar compares very favorably in many ways for a minute fraction of the cost.

 

Weight - 4.0 pounds

Nut width - 1.75 inches

1st fret depth - 0.90 inches

10th fret depth - 1.02 inches

Scale length - 24.9 inches

 

The guitar comes with the original hardshell case and all case candy.

 

Ships free in the United States and for reasonable rates worldwide.

 

Specs:

 

Overview

 

Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Finish Top: Gloss

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint

Back and Side Finish: Gloss

Bracing Pattern: X-Brace

Scale Length: 24.9"

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''

Top Material: Adirondack Spruce

Neck Shape: Modified V

Back Material: Genuine Mahogany

Neck Taper: Standard Taper

Side Material: Genuine Mahogany

Electronics: Not Available

 

Top

 

Top Color: Aging Toner

Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly - Drop in Long Saddle

Binding: Faux Tortoise

Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16''

Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe

Bridge Material: Ebony

Top Detail: None

Bridge Pin Material: Ebony

Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern

Bridge Pin Dots: None

Pickguard Inlay: None

Saddle: Bone

Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe

Saddle Radius: 16"

 

Body

 

Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce

Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany

Brace Size: 1/4"

Back Detail: None

Back Purfling/Strip: Brazilian Rosewood

Back Inlay Material: None

Heelcap: Ebony

Side Detail: None

Endpiece: Faux Tortoise

Side Inlay Material: None

Endpiece Inlay: None

 

Neck

 

Neck Material: Select Hardwood

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Finish Neck: Satin

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18

Number of Frets Total: 20

Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone

Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret

Fingerboard Binding Material: None

Side Dots: Yellow

 

Headstock

 

Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper

Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear

Headplate Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Knob: Oval

Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay

Nut Material: Bone

Headplate Binding Material: None

 

Misc

 

Case: Ply Hardshell

Label: Paper Label Signed by CFM IV

 

 

2006 Martin 000-18 Golden Era 1937 - Excellent Condition

$3,799.00Price
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