Retrofret Stock # 6976. C. F. Martin 00-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1968), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 239633, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. Overall length is 39 1/4 in. (99.7 cm.), 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/8 in. (10.5 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.). A nice clean guitar overall, with some light wear. The tuners have been changed from the original Grover box tuners to Grover Rotomatics and there are requisite holes visible in the back of the peghead. The bridge has been lowered slightly from the front just in front of the pins, but still has good height. There are well-sealed grain splits on the center seam behind the bridge and in the typical pickguard crack area under the B string. There are some small dings and scrapes and a tiny but fairly deep ding into the top behind the bridge. Set up with an endpin jack, ready for a pickup installation as desired. An excellent playing and sounding mahogany 00, still with much of the feel of an earlier guitar. Excellent - Condition.
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