2008 Martin 000-18GE Golden Era Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany ID-6061
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. This Martin OOO is a can't miss!
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. Adirondack Spruce is often referred to as "the holy grail" of topwoods. The Adirondack drives the top of this small yet powerful instrument. Often favored by heavy handed players, and provides nearly unlimited headroom when you need the extra power.
The body size makes this guitar very comfortable to play...and with it's incredibly vintage tone you will want to spend hours curled up with this guitar. 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.
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 is also some minor buckle rash to the back lower bout and binding as seen in detail in the photographs below. Original Hardshell Case Included.
- Serial: 1320089
- 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: Original Hardshell Case Included