A considerable upgrade from the already-lovely Martin 00-18.
Why We Love This
Our latest batch of Martin Custom Shop guitars builds on the Standard Series classic style-18 aesthetic, swapping out the normal Sitka top for Italian Spruce. We turn to Italian Spruce quite regularly when designing custom Martins: it's a cost-effective upgrade that hugely affects the sound of a guitar without altering the look for folks interested in traditional appointments.
If you've been in the market for a 00-18, played one, and thought, "I'd like a little more sparkle and depth," this is the guitar for you. The Italian Spruce top imparts articulation, punch, and improved response under a flatpick, all while maintaining the signature Martin voice. Priced with hardshell case from Martin.
Please note ~ wood grain in the images shown may vary slightly from an instrument received after online checkout. Our video shows the same model without the Ambertone finish.