Offered for sale;

Used 1964 Martin 00-18C serial number 198804.

This guitar is in quite good condition except some previous owner engraved two lines of numbers on the back of the headstock (see photo). It’s a mystery known only to him (or her). There is also a bit of finish bubbling in the same area. The neck angle and frets are fine.

There is a crack on the side (see photos) that was semi-professionally glued. The two sides of the crack don’t meet perfectly flush. But it is structurally sound so we didn’t see the need to go in and do further work.

At some point the was a neck reset with a little touch-up on heel (see photo).

Cosmetically there are other marks and nicks about the body, a moderate amount of patina for its age.

The classical 00-18c was introduced as a nylon-stringed counterpart to the 00-18 in the early '60s. As in the 00-18, this guitar featured Mahogany back and sides with a Spruce top. The 00-18c also used a longer slope to its shoulders similar to the shape of the normal 00-18 prior to 1934.

These guitars were popular in the upcoming folk music scene and also in the country “Hootenanny” world. Thought not an N-20, stretch your imagination and pursue dreams of Willie Nelson.

Cool Martin classical, nice deal!

Non-original hard-shell case included.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship.”


Years of Production: 1962 - 1995

Body Style: Classical

Wood Composition: Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top,

Mahogany neck, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Slotted headstock, unbound fingerboard, 12-frets (clear of body)

Filigreed gold plate tuners with pearloid plastic buttons

Brazilian rosewood "tongue depressor" bridge

Tortoiseshell colored body bindings

Overall length is 38 1/2 in.

14 1/8 in wide at lower bout

4 1/16 in. in depth at side

Scale length is 25.4 in.

Width of nut is 1 15/16”

Weight is 3.0 lbs.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
9:34 AM
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