1970 Martin 000-18

1970 Martin 000-18

The late 1960s and early 1970s produced some of the most solidly-built and teriffic-sounding Martins ever. I can distinctly remember getting in three or four a week from Martin at my store back then and saying to myself “Holy cow, how great is this guitar going to be in twenty-five years?” Well it’s now fifty years (hard to believe that, but true), and every time I run across a Martin from that period I’m hopeful that it’s going to have been well kept and in good structural condition. This 1970 000-18 is certainly one of them. While it’s true that many of the black pickguards Martin used at the time shrank and had to be replaced, I’m always even happier when I come across one that either hasn’t had an amateur job done replacing it or better yet, it hasn’t been attempted by anyone yet. This loveliest Martin 000-18 has come along just beautifully, with absolutely no cracks anywhere (not even the tiny ones usually associated with shrinking pickguards), and almost no fret wear. It has also got to be one of the last Martins ever still with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, Brazilian rosewood bridge, and Brazilian rosewood peghead veneer, and it’s still also got it’s original genuine ivory nut and saddle. Sigh. I just love these Martins. We did the pickguard replacement here btw, quite neatly if I do say so myself, also checked it out throughly from stem to stern to ensure that there will be no surprises anywhere, and of course got it all beautifully set up right here in our own shop to our own high standards. Make your dream come true with a Martin guitar that you can play endlessly every day and also eventually pass on to, well, whomever you like.  $3295 w/hsc

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