C. F. Martin & Co / 0018V / 2005 / Natural / Guitar
From Martin's Vintage Series - this is an 00 size guitar with a Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. It’s scallop braced, with tortoiseshell binding, Ebony fretboard and bridge, plus bone nut and saddle, vintage style open-geared tuners, and aged toner on top. All of these appointments are signs of real quality, and the Martin Vintage Series are very accurate reproductions of their historical predecessors. Tonally it's fantastic, the Sitka spruce has a wide tonal range with great projection making it hugely versatile, capable of both bright and punchy tones, yet quite complex and able to handle the most subtle of playing styles. The guitar’s in excellent condition and is a dream to play. It comes in it's original deluxe Martin hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.