If pre-war Martins are your thing, we're confident you'd consider this a great-sounding instrument.
Why We Love This
Well, we love it because it's a 1930 Martin 000-18 and no one has rendered it unplayable with shoddy repair work -- something we can't say for most of the 12-fret 000-18s that have been brought to us over the years. And not only is it eminently playable, yes ~ it's an outstanding-sounding example of this model. Now, that said, the guitar has had a number of repairs over the years. A top crack and treble side crack have been repaired (there's finish touch up on the top crack). The bridge and bridge plate have been replaced; and the neck has been reset. All the work is good-looking, professional-caliber stuff. (And if it's not obvious from the pictures, there's heavy play wear on the top, and the expected accompanying dings, scratches, etc., on the back & sides.)
What about the sound? Well, you've heard all the adjectives before. Woody. Open. Powerful. Crisp. Clear. Shall we go on? If pre-war Martins are your thing, we're confident you'd consider this a great-sounding instrument. And if you haven't yet experienced their special brand of magic, we invite you to stop in, play this guitar, and soak up the hype first-hand. A couple lucky customers have done so already, and we feel confident when we say there's unanimity when it comes to debating this guitar's caliber of tone.
On consignment, and priced with a Calton Case.