Martin / 00-18 / 1946 / Natural / Guitar
Martin 00-18 (1946)
Serial # 96370, this guitar is in very good condition, crackfree Sitka spruce top, mahogany 14 fret neck, back and sides, Brazilian rosewood bridge, fingerboard and peghead veneer, nitrocellulose tortoishell grain pickguard and body bindings. The body width is 14 5/16 inch and it features the tappered bracing.
The finish is original and the guitar shows average playware usual for a vintage instrument. Recent professional repairs include neck reset, refret, reglue of original bridge, new saddle, bridge pins and endpin. Two cracks at the treble side were repaired. Original bridge plate, and nut. Original Waverly 12:1 ratio „Teddy Bear“ tuners with replaced plastic buttons.
This is a very sweet little guitar which would fit both flatpicking and fingerpicking. The sound is ballanced and very dry. Comes with new Martin case.
Vintage Beauty, Czech Republic
Vintage Beauty is a fun project which was put together by František Bašta and Martin Mikuláš from the Czech Republic in 2009. The momentum of this endeavor was driven by long felt love and admiration of vintage stringed musical instruments and their mystique. Being an active musician since 1987, Martin has played both banjo and guitar and was a member of different bluegrass and country bands in the Czech Republic through the years. František is primarily a businessman who doesn’t look toward this project only as an investor, but he also shares the passion for the aesthetic and tonal beauty of older and vintage instruments.
This project has no aspiration to become a new Gruhn Guitars or Elderly Instruments. By far we can never learn enough to close in on their knowledge and experience in the business, we don’t pursue it on full time basis and most importantly, we don’t live in a part of the world where banjos, mandolins, guitars or dobros are so frequent and move so quickly among musicians and collectors.
We don’t even know if we are building a small collection of older and vintage instruments or if we want to start it as a small business. What we know for sure is that we want to share the beauty of our instruments with other people who are interested – musicians, enthusiasts, customers or collectors. We are looking forward to communicate with you no matter if you want to discuss, buy, play or record with any of our instruments. Call us if you are looking for something you are not able to buy here, we can either get it for you or give you some advice where to ask. Also, if you are interested in any instrument presented on our web site and it doesn’t have a price tag, call us! Everything can be for sale if the conditions are right!
Martin & Franta