⬅1953 Martin 0-18 Vintage Flat Top Acoustic Guitar 018 Small Body Spruce Top 50s
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⬅1953 Martin 0-18 Vintage Flat Top Acoustic Guitar 018 Small Body Spruce Top 50s:
For sale is this vintage 1953 Martin 0-18 flat top acoustic guitar. This particular example, serial number 130766, is in fair original condition. This premium player's piece is a sweet lil' strummer; with several cosmetic issues, awesome action, and beautiful voicing, this is the perfect guitar for a player interested in a vintage bargain without compromsing functionality and integrity. Certainly enjoyed, and slightly abused, this guitar proudly displays it's 60 years of existence with a worn area around the sound hole, scrapes on the sides, scars on the top, and a small puncture wound on the side. Non-issue guitars from this era are commonly advertised around $3,000.00, so take advantage of this sale with FREE Worldwide shipping, and get a great deal on this vintage Martin 0-18, because the highest buyer will win... regardless of price!
Width: 13 1/2"
Depth: 4 1/4"
Length: 18 3/8"
Nut Width: 1 5/8"
Mahogany Back and Sides
Sitka Spruce Top
Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard
This '53 Martin 0-18 features; the original individual open-back Kluson tuning machines with metal buttons, original tuner ferrules, the original tortoise pickguard, the original Brazilian Rosewood bridge with original saddle, original nut, original frets, and all original lacquer finish. The bridge pins have been replaced.
Recently re-strung with Pyramid .011s, the action is great, though some would consider it slightly high. It sounds particularly great, focused, and well-balanced. It has a cool quintessential small-bodied projection, which is sometimes best for recording. The neck profile is excellent, and the guitar is a real blast to play. This guitar does not includes a case, though it will be packed and shipped accordingly.
There is chipping around the soundhole form aggressive pick wear, serious amounts of scratching on the back of the body, a small puncture gouge on the lower bass side (near the bottom strap pin), and regular playing wear on the back of the mahogany neck. Incredibly, the top is perfectly flat, the bridge is secured tightly, and there ae no drying cracks anywhere on the top. The back looks quite distressed, yet surprisingly there are no cracks to be found there either. The neck joint is perfectly intact, and there are no neck nor headstock structural issues.
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Since this item is both fragile and sensitive, it will be shipped professionally with all new packing materials, and the box will be reinforced for maximum rigidity. It will also be shipped with insurance in the total amount of the sale.
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