Last year we called Martin with a request for high-quality Sinker Mahogany. This is wood from the ’30s-’50s that sunk to the bottom of waterways used for logging. After drying, these old trees pick up unique characteristics, very much like a wood time machine.
For our 30th Anniversary, we made 10 guitars: four deep-bodied 00-18’s, three 000-18’s and three D-18’s. Each has a baked Adirondack Spruce top. Martin magicians call this VTS. So old-growth hardwood back and sides cut decades ago for rare beauty and unique tone coupled with VTS Adirondack top for that complex vintage tone. Old fashioned dovetail neck joint and Willie’s preferred 1 11/16” nut width. Martin kindly added a made for Willie’s Guitar label. All these are made by America’s most distinguished artisans at CF Martins’ Custom Shop. Heirloom quality and comes with a new hard case and lifetime warranty.
Natural, 00 sized with a deeper depth body for added bass response and volume, Adirondack Spruce top with VTS for even more volume and warm vintage-style tone, beautiful looking Sinker Mahogany back and sides boosting complex overtones, ebony fingerboard with old style 18 dot inlays, 1 11/16” at nut, modified V neck profile, forward-shifted scalloped Adirondack Spruce top bracing, bone nut and saddle, 2 1/8” string spacing, Grover Nickel StaTite tuners with vintage buttons. Comes with a new hard case.
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