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Martin / 018 12 Fret / 1914 / Guitar

The 0-18 model was introduced back in 1898 together with the 00-18 boasting Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top. Martin used Brazilian for Style 18 instruments until 1917 when they switched to Mahogany. This 1914 specimen is a wonderful sounding instrument. Braced with a scalloped X it can be used with steel strings. The overall condition and playability is fanastic with a magical early 20th Century character and a big, open and beautiful, piano-like tone. The V-shaped neck is 47mm wide at the nut and feels surprisingly comfortable in combination with the bar-frets. In its lifetime it has seen quite some use, condition-wise we rate it as "Good"; besides the expected playwear it has had a neck reset, refret, centerseam split repair, 1 other repaired top crack, newer bridge, body refin, headstock crack repaired, one patch repair back, 2 back cracks repaired and newer tuners . This sounds like a lot but it really is nothing out of the ordinary for an instrument which is over a century old. Most importantly the instrument plays and sounds great and is entirely stable. Included is newer, but still vintage hardshell case. Specifications Body Shape: 0 Finish: Natural Body Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood Top Material: Solid Adirondack Spruce Lefty No Body Details: style 18 bindings and trim Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: V Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: 16” Neck Details: Rosewood headstock overlay, dot position markers Nutwidth: 47 mm - 1 7/8" Scale Length: 632 mm - 24.9" String spacing: 60 mm - 2 3/8" Bridge: Ebony (replacement) Tuners: 3-on-a-plate (replacement) Pickup None Condition: Good Cosmetic Condition: Expected playwear and signs of use Modifications/, Repairs: neck reset, refret, centerseam split repair, 1 other repaired top crack, newer bridge, body refin, headstock crack repaired, one patch repair back, 2 back cracks repaired and newer tuners Tech Notes: None Travels in: Newer vintage hardshell case Accessories: None
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The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
English, Dutch and German
Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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