SN. 265007. This is a one-owner 000-18 from 1970 that is in excellent condition overall showing very little wear and no damage. Solid mahogany back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, Brazilian rosewood fret board and bridge, solid mahogany neck. The top is exceptionally tight grained and very well quartered. The guitar came into my shop needing a neck reset and a pickguard crack repair as well as a pickguard reglue, all of which have been done. In addition, the original Grover slimline tuners were not functioning well at all so I retrofitted the guitar to have 60s Grover G-98 "stay-tites", which was a tuner common to Martin smaller body instruments for many years. They are functionally much better than the original Grovers and while not as tight as new Waverlys they keep the vintage vibe intact. The original Grover tuners will accompany the guitar. The top, back and sides are crack free other than the aforementioned pickguard crack that is under the B string and has been repaired. The original finish is very clean showing only a few minor dings here and there. The interior bracing is all intact and secure, the original bridge plate (small rosewood) is in excellent condition. The Brazilian rosewood fret board and bridge are in great shape as are the frets, showing very little wear. The neck is straight under tension and the top flat. The action measures 6/64" at the low E and 5/64" at the high E with good saddle height. Nice woody tone from this one, great little finger picker. Comes with a non-original hard case. $2250 More pics available on request. Please note that I do not ship outside the US.  My shipping quote is intended to cover me for shipping to the west coast (I'm in the east), if you purchase and shipping turns out to be significantly less than the quoted rate I will refund the difference.

Kovacik Guitars and Fretted Instrument Repair

Kovacik Guitars and Fretted Instrument Repair

C.F. Martin & Co.
10 Year Member
Kovacik Guitars and Fretted Instrument Repair
Steven Kovacik
Scotia, NY
10:52 AM
By appointment

Money order, personal check (must clear before item ships), cashier check, wire transfer, Paypal.

I generally ship by UPS and will ship an item within 48 hours (usually the next day) of having received or cleared payment. Exact shipping costs will be added to the total for the buyer once the buyer has provided a shipping address. I insure everything for fulll purchase price.

Items are sold with a 48 hour approval period unless clearly marked "AS IS" in the listing. AS IS items are not returnable. If an item is going to be returned it is at the buyer's expense and the item must be shipped within 24 hours of the buyer notifying Kovacik Guitars of intent to return. Any returned items must be shipped in the original packaging and MUST be fully insured when returned. Once an item is returned to Kovacik Guitars and judged to be in the same condition as when originally sold a full refund will be issued.