Retrofret Stock # 7750. C. F. Martin 0-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1950), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 114957, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case. Overall length is 38 3/4 in. (98.4 cm.), 13 9/16 in. (34.4 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.). This is a very clean and original guitar for its age with just some finish checking but only relatively light play wear. The bridge was lowered very slightly at some point long ago; with a recent neckset and new saddle this is a very fine player. The tuners are original large-plate openback Klusons, typical of the just post-WWII period. There are two small pickguard cracks sealed up, the top center seam shows a reseal off the tail end and there is one slightly ugly side crack on the bass side lower bout. All are solid and even including these repairs, taken as a whole this guitar is in far better shape than many this old-going on 70 years now! This 0-18 remains an excellent player with a nicely defined tone, am excellent fingerpicking guitar with enough in reserve for a straight strummer as well. Excellent - Condition.
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