Vtg 1952 Martin D-18 100% Crack Free Bluegrass Holy Grail, No Reserve
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Vtg 1952 Martin D-18 100% Crack Free Bluegrass Holy Grail, No Reserve:
Holy Grail Guitars is proud to present another fantastic vintage guitar for sale today, starting at just 99 cents! -- definitely not one to miss as it happens to be for one of the absolute best sounding acoustic guitars we've ever had. This 1952 Martin D-18 is everything you want and nothing you don't...it has that classic bluegrass look and patina...honest playwear but still completely original and 100% structurally sound...it is light as a feather, too, and just holding it, you know it's gonna sound amazing. It doesn't disappoint! This was a Nashville guitar and our consignor bought it from Gruhn after testing it against vintage D-18s from every year and price range...money was no object and this just happened to be the winner. Huge, clear, dry woody tones that come through every bit as well when fingerpicking quietly as when you dig into chords. You just can't get a bad sound with this guitar.
Even George Gruhn himself even noted on the original receipt/inventory tag -- "Exceptionally fine sound" -- very cool!Martins like this don't come around too often. There are no cracks of any kind anywhere on this guitar. No breaks, no repairs, not even an installed neck strap button! Gruhn Guitars recently completely an expert neck reset and refret so it plays like a dream...perfect intonation and playability everywhere on the fretboard. Action is very low and remaining saddle height is very high, just how you would want it. See photos. Gruhn installed a preventative, tiny crescent shim under the pickguard at the soundhole to deter the often-seen pickguard crack these models tend to get. A real no excuses guitar and all the work is done for you!This is as exciting as a vintage Martin as you will see...won't find a better sounding example and it is a bonified playable investment, too -- Martin guitars are really the only recession-proof brand...as you may or may not know, other vintage guitar brand values were significantly affected by the recession while vintage Martin values continued to grow. It includes the original Gruhn receipt and an era-appropriate case (possibly the original, handle looks to be replaced). Very straightforward vintage Martin here...enjoy the video demo and photos below and let us know if you have any
Everything will be expertly packed in a double-walled box. Shipping is a $65 flat rate via Fedex to the lower 48 states (fully insured). Canada, Alaska and Hawaii will be a $130 flat rate.Local pickup is great but California buyers are subject to sales tax.We guarantee this item's authenticity and stand by our description 100%, but we cannot accept returns for any subjective reasons (this prevents tire kickers and having to ship more than once!)
International buyers -- There are no returns for International purchases. Before offerding, please make sure the USPS size restrictions to your country have the 108 inches length plus girth maximum size limit -- we have blocked buyers from most countries we can't ship to but there are exceptions for additional fees -- for example we CAN ship to Australia but shipping costs will be over $500 (from experience). We will ignore any questions regarding size restrictions for your country...you can easily find this info on the USPS site. Same goes for quotes...we charge the flat rate listed. If the actual international shipping price is less than $190, we will refundthe difference. We can also ship USPS Priority to most (not all) countries for around $150.You can trust our 13-year selling history on , our unanimous 5/5 seller ratings, and our dedicated passion for rare vintage guitars. See our response, we are very proud! We are happy to provide additional pictures and you can bet we'll answer all questions in a timely manner. offer with confidence. HAPPY offerDING AND GOOD LUCK!