For your consideration a 1930 Martin 0-18K Hawaiian guitar. This beautiful Koa wood instrument was built in the hay day of Hawaiian music where the siren songs of slide guitar ruled the nation. The main difference between a tradition guitar and a Hawaiian guitar is the extra high nut and straight saddle. Perfect designed for loud, clear and sustained slide playing. This is one fantastic sounding instrument.
Specs! The body is made out of Koa wood with rosewood binding. Natural finish. The neck is mahogany with a rosewood cap on the headstock. Original brass tuners. Ebony Nut measuring 1-7/8″. Scale length measure 24.9″. Neck depth is .85″ at the first fret and 1.05″ at the 12th fret. Flat ebony fingerboard. Original 20 frets. Ebony pyramid bridge. There is a side crack that has been repaired. There has been a Bill Lawrence pick up installed with an output jack where the strap button usually goes. Comes with a non-original hard shell case. Weighs 3 pounds and 3 ounces.
We’re always happy when we have a pre war Martin in the shop. There is just something special about guitars from this period in American manufacturing. The high quality materials are always well crafted in to instruments that seem to age like fine wine. Loud and resonant makes this a fantastic slide guitar. Plenty of bass with sweet singing treble. What a wonderful instrument!
Model: 0-18K Hawaiian
Case: Comes with a hard case.
Weight: 3 pounds and 3 ounces.
Condition: This guitar is in good condtion.
Modifications: There is a side crack which has been repaired. There has been a Bill Lawrence pick up installed which has an output where the strap button is generally located.
Comments: Super cool piece of guitar history!