1965 Martin 00-18 w/hard case #201013
Martin 00-18s have long been a favorite of finger pickers and this instrument is a good example of why that is the case. The guitar has a balanced voice across its tonal range and very good volume/projection. The intonation is good all over the board and the action is comfortably at 7/64" at the low E and 5/64" at the high E (12th fret) with saddle left to lower the action if desired. The neck is straight under tension of light gauge strings and the angle is perfect (it's had the neck angle reset at some point in the past). The frets are in good shape, virtually no wear, fret board shows light wear in the first position. The tuners are replacements, modern Waverlys, not original but considerably higher quality than the original Grover G-98s. The bridge is a Martin factory replacement (Brazilian). All of the interior bracing is original including the bridge plate. The finish shows typical handling wear all over and the top shows a fair amount of play wear, some through to the wood with some light 'wash board' texture to the top where the wear is heaviest. There is a strap button installed in the very end of the heel. The instrument appears to be entirely crack free, which is a rare thing. Needs nothing. Comes with a well-fitting modern hard shell case. Price plus shipping, NYS buyers add 8% sales tax. $3350
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