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Sold! C. F. Martin 000-18 Custom Shop Figured Mahogany, 2015

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This C. F. Martin 000-18 custom shop model dates to 2015 and uses higher grade figured woods and subtle decoration to improve on a classic design.

The first samples of the 000 body date to 1902, and one 000-18 was built, using Maple for the back and sides, during 1906. In 1911, three were made, and by 1923 sales numbers started to increase into the hundreds. In 1933, 14-fret necks started to appear and soon became standard.

The 000-18 has been consistently popular with fingerstyle and flatpick guitarists. The 000 body is more comfortable than dreadnoughts for many players, and produces a fair amount of volume with a harmonically well balanced tone. Simply – it’s a comfortable guitar that sounds great.

This 000-18 Custom Shop isn’t far from the basic design, but uses a very attractively figured, bookmatched flame mahogany set for the back and sides. The top is Sitka Spruce, with an abalone ring within the rosette. As usual, the neck and body blocks are Mahogany. The fingerboard and bridge are Ebony, and the headplate is Indian Rosewood. Open gear, vintage style Grover Sta-Tite tuners are at the head, and an L R Baggs pickup was factory installed.

This guitar is in very nice condition, with only slight wear; there is one small scratch on the back near the binding at the waist, about an inch long. That’s about it for wear; fretwear is not discernable. The lacquer finish is beginning to naturally sink, and you can see ripples on the back as it conforms to the curl figuring in the Mahogany.

The original hard shell case is included.


 

Price: $2750 CAD
  • Model: 000-18 Custom Shop
  • Year: 2015
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1893829
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 06/12/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.18lbs 1.9kg
  • Scale Length: 632.5mm 24.9in
  • Nut Width: 44.45mm 1.75in
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