The redesigned 000-18 guitar showcases a unique vintage-inspired design that combines elements from the past with modern updates, similar to the D-18 model introduced a few years ago. This exquisite instrument embodies the essence of pre-war era guitars, boasting numerous features that evoke a sense of nostalgia.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the 000-18 features an aging toned top made of spruce, lending it a beautifully weathered appearance. The body of the guitar is constructed using genuine mahogany for both the back and sides, enhancing the instrument's resonance and tonal quality. To accentuate its aesthetic appeal, the body is adorned with black binding and finished with a polished sheen, ensuring an elegant and refined look.
The 000-18 guitar also offers exceptional playability and comfort. Its 24.9" short scale model incorporates a modified low oval neck profile with a Performing Artist taper, allowing for a smooth and effortless playing experience. The neck measures 1-3/4" in width at the nut and provides 2-5/32" string spacing, ensuring easy maneuverability and comfortable finger placement.
In addition, the 000-18 features nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs, which contribute to the instrument's vintage aesthetic. The headplate is crafted from rosewood and prominently displays the iconic old-style Martin logo, adding a touch of classic elegance to the guitar's overall appearance.
Overall, the redesigned 000-18 guitar offers a harmonious blend of vintage-inspired design elements and contemporary updates. With its distinct appearance, exceptional craftsmanship, and thoughtful attention to detail, this instrument captures the essence of the pre-war era while providing modern players with an instrument that exudes timeless beauty and exceptional performance.
Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.
The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.
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