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.


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


Other Options:Available left-handed at no additional charge

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