6-string Acoustic Guitar with Adirondack Spruce Top, Mahogany Back/Sides, Select Hardwood Neck, Ebony Fretboard, and Hard Case - Natural
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Martin's Golden Era Guitars Bring Back HistoryFew of us will ever get a chance to play - let alone own - a 1930s Martin guitar, which is what makes the Martin 000-18 Golden Era 1937 acoustic guitar such a special instrument. Pre-WWII (the "Golden Era") Martin guitars are prized for their distinctly organic tone and craftsmanship, and routinely sell for tens of thousands of dollars. The 000-18 Golden Era 1937 brings you the look and feel of a classic Martin, complete with period-correct touches like the Golden Era style bracing pattern, and historically accurate headstock. And with a solid mahogany body topped with Adirondack spruce, the tone of the 000-18 Golden Era 1937 is pure Martin goodness.
Martin 000-18 Golden Era 1937 Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
Martin's Golden Era
Martin guitars from the "Golden Era" (pre-World War II) are some of the most prized and coveted instruments on the planet. The 000-18 Golden Era 1937 embodies the spirit of those classic guitars with top-grade tonewoods and period-correct touches (like 1934-style bracing with cloth side strips). And the sound is rich yet detailed, with incredible focus and balanced tonality.
Auditorium body style
The forward, balanced tone of the 000-18 Golden Era 1937 comes from its Auditorium body style. This body style provides excellent projection and focus, perfect for competing with a banjo (which was a common combination in the '30s). The Auditorium body style also gives you well-balanced tone, making the 000-18 Golden Era 1937 perfect for recording in your studio.
Timeless combination of mahogany and spruce
Classic Martin guitars from the Golden Era used Adirondack spruce tops and solid mahogany backs and sides to create enchanting tone, and you'll find the same premium tonewood combination on the Martin 000-18 Golden Era 1937. Chosen as much for its look as its tone, solid Adirondack spruce has a wide tonal range with excellent projection. And because it's a solid-wood top, the tone of your 000-18 Golden Era 1937 will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.
Martin 000-18 Golden Era 1937 Acoustic Guitar Features:
The Martin 000-18 Golden Era 1937 puts classic Martin tone in your hands!
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Bruce, North Canton, OH
Reviewsbased on 1 review
Wife loves it too, so it's definitely a keeper!
by J Crew's #1 fan from Westport, MAI purchased this Martin guitar, sight unseen and finally received the guitar a few days ago. I honestly haven't put it down yet. It just sounds so different than Martin's D-28 and/or HD-28/35 guitar... read more [+]s that I normally gravitate towards (for different applications). First, it is probably the most balanced Martin guitar I've ever had the pleasure of playing. The midrange is there, as is the bass, but both complement each other in a very 'balanced' sort of way. Secondly, the guitar has the nicest, woodiest sound I've ever heard in an acoustic. I don't know how else to explain it. They guitar's sound is just very warm and woody to my ears. YMMV.
February 8, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist and student of the guitar
The V-neck is something that some may have trouble with, especially coming from a Taylor or an electric. My advice? With this guitar, you just need to 'go for it' -- meaning, play the guitar like you mean it. None of this light touch stuff. I'm all for dynamics too, but this guitar requires a certain focused playing approach in order to really harness it's rhythmic capabilities.
Fit and finish of the guitar are amazing, as is the case. Martin is clearly putting a lot of love in the building process. My guitar was flawless and I couldn't be happier. I swear this must be one of Martin's nicest production guitars they make. Just a fabulous sounding (and looking) guitar. close [-]
Martin 000-18 Golden Era 1937 (Natural)
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