MARTIN 000 18 2017

The Basics

Carrying a distinct vintage-inspired design and updated like the D-18 a few years ago, the redesigned 000-18 offers many of the features found in our pre-war era guitars. The 000-18, which has a beautiful aging toned top in Sitka spruce, is married with genuine mahogany back and sides. The body is edged with tortoise binding and complemented with a polished finish. The 24.9” short scale model’s neck features a modified low oval profile with Performing Artist taper, with a width of 1-3/4” at the nut and 2-3/16” string spacing for easy playability. Nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs are found with a rosewood headplate, which displays a large old style Martin logo.

Model:000-18


Construction:Genuine Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint


Body Size:000-14 Fret


Top:Solid Sitka Spruce


Rosette:Old Style 18


Top Bracing Pattern:Standard ”X” Scalloped


Top Braces:Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4”


Back Material:Genuine Mahogany


Back Purfling:Style 18


Side Material:Genuine Mahogany


Endpiece:Tortoise Brown


Endpiece Inlay:none


Binding:Tortoise Brown


Top Inlay Style:Multiple Black/White Boltaron


Side Inlay:none


Back Inlay:none


Neck Material:Select Hardwood


Neck Shape:Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper


Nut Material:Bone


Headstock:Solid/Square Taper


Headplate:Solid East Indian Rosewood/Large Old Style


Heelcap:Solid Black Ebony


Fingerboard Material:Solid Black Ebony


Scale Length:24.9”


Number Of Frets Clear:14


Number Of Frets Total:20


Fingerboard Width At Nut:1-3/4”


Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret:2-1/8”


Fingerboard Position Inlays:Old Style 18 – Green Abalone


Fingerboard Binding:none


Finish Back & Sides:Polished Gloss


Finish Top:Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner


Finish Neck:Satin


Bridge Material:Solid Black Ebony


Bridge Style:1930 Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle


Bridge String Spacing:2-3/16”


Saddle:16” Radius/Compensated/Bone


Tuning Machines:Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs


Recommended Strings:Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)


Bridge & End Pins:Black


Pickguard:Delmar Tortoise Color


Case:433 Hardshell


Interior Label:none


Electronics:Optional


Other Options:Available left-handed at no additional charge


Other Comments:All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice