2008 Martin 000-18GE Golden Era Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany ID-5467
2008 Martin OOO-18GE Golden Era Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany
Martin's line of Golden Era guitars replicate select pre-war Style "18" models built during the 1930s, Martin's first "Golden Era" of legendary quality and originality. Features include mahogany backs and sides finished in the original lacquer tints and stains, Adirondack red spruce tops and '30s style forward-shifted X-bracing, ivoroid bindings, cloth side strips, '30s style logo and solid Brazilian rosewood head plate. Check out the specs on this Martin OOO.
This guitar does a fantastic job at replicating the old classic pre-war Martin 18 models. It has a very warm, classic Martin sound that is never harsh or brittle. The Adirondack top will give back as much as you can put into it and sound incredible. The body size makes this guitar very comfortable to play... it makes you want to curl up with this guitar and play for hours. With the 1-3/4" nut width and 000 size, the guitar is also suited well to fingerstyle players looking for the "Golden Era" warmth. The tone is very balanced and individual strings never get muddy with heavier force. Notes are well defined, woody and clear. This guitar was setup by an authorized Martin tech for low action and easy playability.
There is a ding on the top side of the upper bout, as seen in the detail photograph. There are some light finish scratches in the the pickguard area and some on the back of the instrument.
- Serial: 1302479
- Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 24.9"
- Year: 2008
- Bracing: Adirondack Spruce/Scalloped 1/4" Golden Era
- Inlays: Old Style 18
- Rosette: Old Style 18
- Neck Wood: Mahogany - Matte Finish
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory
- Saddle Material: Fossilized Ivory
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Gotoh Nickel Open Geared - Vintage Style
- Purfling: Multiple Black/White
- Body Binding: Tortoise
- Fretboard Binding: none
- Headstock Binding: none
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Vintage Style Martin Script
- Frets To Body: 14
- Neck Profile: Modified V with 30's style heel
- Case: Hardshell Case Included