2005 Martin Custom 00-18V Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6157
2005 Martin Custom OO-18V Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood
Martin has always taken orders for custom guitars, they will literally build you anything you desire. There custom shop is renowned for building modern interpretations of modern classic, or custom version of literal one-offs. Here is a very custom version of a small bodied Martin 14fret! This 2005 Martin Custom OO-18v gives you a premium solid Sitka spruce top, and it's paired with a solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. The result? Rich, full, and detailed tone that only improves with age! The Ebony fingerboard and bridge add subtle class, as do the Ivoroid Bindings. This guitar, although simple, has an incredibly custom vintage vibe. All the elements combine to give you the perfect acoustic playing experience.
This particular Custom Martin certainly stands out from the rest.... simply put, it's a good one! The tone is vibrant and alive, with a surprising amount of power for the smaller 00 body size. This guitar is a natural fingerpicker, but also excels at flatpicking and could certainly hang with most larger bodied instruments.
This guitar also features many fine custom appointments that only compliment the incredible tone of this instrument, some of those appointments include Gotoh 510 Tuners with Ebonoid Buttons, Herringbone Rosette and Purfling, Ebony Bridge Pins with Abalone dots, an after market L.R. Baggs Element pickup installed, Brazilian Rosewood Headstock overlay with a Custom Torch Abalone Inlay,a Custom Cutaway, and a custom Deep V Neck Profile reminiscent of a "Golden Era" neck.
This Martin is in excellent condition, with just a few minor scratches to the top and back this guitar is hard to distinguish used from new. There are a series of small dents, not through the finish, that can be seen on the back of the guitar near the backstrip in the detailed photographs below. Original Hardshell Case Included.
- Serial: 1139422
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 24.9"
- Bracing: Standard X Scalloped
- Inlays: None
- Rosette: Herringbone
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Abalone Dots
- Tuners: Gotoh 510 with Ebonoid Buttons
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Pickguard: None
- Backstrip: Herringbone
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Abalone Torch
- Neck Profile: Custom Deep V
- Pickup(s): L.R. Baggs Element
- Pickup Controls: Soundhole Mounted Volume Control
- Case: Original Geib Style Hardshell Case Included