This lovely 1951 Martin 000-18 would make a fantastic first vintage guitar for someone who's interested in old-world sound without a 1930's price tag. Let's start with condition. Really, there's not much to say. You'll see the kind of honest, expected play wear that well-worn, 70-year-old guitars show, but this one presents beautifully and is crack-free. Recent neck set and replacement Brazilian rosewood bridge. First 7 frets replaced as well. All work done by the late Jim Grainger of Sparta, TN, and it shows expertise of the highest caliber. The sound is big & woody, with a dry, airy fundamental that makes it a great multi-use fingerpicking & flatpicking guitar. Have a listen to the video as our own Lindsay Straw shows what it can do! Priced with period hard case, also in excellent shape.
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