TME is thrilled to welcome this 1933 Martin OM-18 to the shop for consignment! While it's not a minty-clean, time-capsule example of a pre-war Martin, it's got a lot of that vintage Martin mojo--that certain something that just can't be found in a new guitar ~ the warm, dry tone that leads droves of guitarists down the wormhole to their first vintage instrument. It's always a treat to play a pre-war Martin OM: the lightness of build, the quick response, and the deep, powerful tone are unrivaled in other small-bodied guitars. And this particular instrument presents a unique opportunity to own one at a fraction of the cost a clean, original example would command.
The condition is very good with solid, quality repairs. The guitar has been refinished, and multiple back cracks have been repaired. There's evidence of an older neck reset and fret dressing; and the bridge is a well-made replica (the bridge plate is original). The action currently sits an almost immeasurable hair above 3/32", bass side, and 2/32", treble side, with 3/32" of saddle height showing above the bridge. The next owner could lower the action slightly if desired. Priced with TKL hard case.
- Model: OM-18
- Serial No. 54231
- Materials: Mahogany back & sides, Red Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard & bridge (bridge is a replica, bridge plate is original)
- Finish: Non-original lacquer
- Neck Shape: Modified V
- Hardware: Original tuners
- Measurements: 1 23/32" Nut width, 25.4" Scale, 2 3/8" String spacing
- Case: Non-original hardshell (TKL)