1950 C. F. Martin 000-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar made in Nazareth, PA, natural finish, mahogany back and sides, mystery spruce top (to us anyway) mahogany neck with nicely figured Brazilian rosewood fingerboard & bridge with original dark tortoise shell pickguard. Tapered straight braced and light as a feather with essentially the same specs developed in the mid-forties.

Everything is all there and all original with a tastefully installed (and useful) strap pin and absolutely no refinish or over spray or any funny business what so ever. This instrument has a few very minor character scratches and some minor pick wear, but no gouges and is virtually crack free sans a superficial pick guard hair line that has been well repaired and non detectable to the eye.

Just one owner between me and the original owner who purchased it new from Bergstrom Kellerman’s Music in Honolulu, a well-known Martin Dealer.

As I’ve stated in the past, I’m most commonly known for my small bodied depression era Gibson’s but I totally get the appeal of the Post War era Martins. And I’ve been fortunate to have owned and played some good ones and this guitar is very special indeed and can truly be described as magical.

Clean original and unmolested bridge plate and never the need for any structural repairs.

Effortless playability with fabulous and quite responsive sound characteristics and a professional set up suitable for the accomplished player with action set at ~ 3/2 and a 1 11/16” nut.

Offered in a proper fitting CF Martin badged ABS 000 case, not new but in very good condition.

Find out what it’s like to truly fall in love with a sensational guitar!

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Year Condition Color Case
1950 Excellent Natural Hard


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