Martin 0-18 Sunburst (1937)


Here's the attic find we all dream about: a totally untouched 1937 Martin 0-18 (a shadetop to boot)! This guitar was discovered locally, when its former caretaker was cleaning out a friend's attic. He stored it personally for the last thirty years before deciding it was time someone play music on it. It is exactly what you'd want it to be, if vintage Martins are your thing: all original, with no repairs or modifications performed, and kept in its original hard case. It needed a neck reset and a repair to a hairline crack in its bridge, both of which have been executed by luthier Matthew Arcara. It's setup like a dream and roaring again, with the singing, warm sound style-18 prewar Martins do like nothing else. A wonderful little guitar.

*This guitar was pre-sold via our vintage mailing list. If you'd like to be included in upcoming mailings about great vintage instruments, please email us by clicking the button below. 

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