C. F. Martin & Co / 00-18 / 1952 / Guitar
A very cool Martin 00-18 from 1952 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!
It has a Mystery Top, which makes it even more desireable! We strongly believe the top is of Adirondack spruce, which was used during late 1952 - early 1954.
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 cannon. 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 00-18 1952 is an old work horse. It has a couple of cracks at the sides which have been repaired over all these years. The neck has been reset and it plays nicely. From The pictures you can see that it is in a good vintage condition.
Most importantly, it’s one of the most articulate, mature mahogany guitars that We’ve owned – just amazing. Rich and deep … a very powerful guitar. 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 a newer case.
Vintage Guitar World, Germany
Vintage Guitar World was founded out of passion for guitar playing and the search for the special sound.Selling guitars is not just a job for us – we love guitars and live music.
We are specialized in classical, flamenco and acoustic guitars. As our name already suggests, our preference is on vintage and historically valuable guitars.We want to offer our customers special, unique and high quality guitars.
Guitars which are specially selected and outstanding in sound.All guitars are checked and adjusted. We work closely together with guitar builders and repair shops to adjust each guitar.