Brondel "The 18"

Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"
Brondel "The 18"

Brondel "The 18"

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While Laurent Brondel may be most well-known for his gorgeous "A" models (the modern twists on classic designs in his lineup), he's equally adept at building traditional Martin style guitars as well. Behold! The 18! This is an absolutely lovely OM-18 style guitar, built in the traditional style with a few non-traditional riffs thrown in (carbon fiber neck reinforcements). Light as air, and as responsive as you'd expect it to be, we hear the same mix of woody fundamental and sparkle in this guitar as we do in a Bondel A2 -- yet the voice is much drier, with increased midrange presence. Effortlessly playable in any tuning, this is the kind of guitar you get lost in for hours at a time.

  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • 2 3/8” bridge string spacing
  • 25 3/8” scale
  • Torrefied red spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Honduran mahogany CF reinforced neck
  • Ebony CF reinforced fretboard
  • Ebony bridge
  • Brazilian RW headplate, binding, heel cap & end wedge
  • Waverly tuners w/ tortoise galalith buttons
  • Galalith pins & end pin
  • Jescar NS 55090 fretwire (compression fretted)
  • HHG construction
  • Oil varnish finish
  • Ameritage case
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