Martin 000-18 - Natural

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Hardwood Neck, and Ebony Fingerboard - Natural
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A Compact 000 Martin with Big Sound

Get the comfort of a small body and the convenience of big sound with the Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar. From the toneful and classic combination of a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides to the smooth ebony fretboard, the 000-18 offers amazing tone and playability. The 000-sized acoustic has a focused tone that compliments with any style of playing. If you're looking to add a new sound and vibe to your rig, then you need to check out the Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar.

Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Comfortable Auditorium body style
  • Modern feel and playability from the Performing Artist neck taper
  • Timeless combination of mahogany and spruce
Comfortable Auditorium body style

The forward, balanced tone of the 000-18 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 perfect for recording in your studio.

Modern feel and playability from the Performing Artist neck taper

Whether you need to survive long recording sessions or plan to play out late into the night, you'll be glad you got a Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar. The 000-18 features a modified low-oval neck profile with the Performing Artist taper. Its slim profile is easy on your hand, allowing you to play those extended sessions in comfort. The shorter 24.9" scale length makes complex chord voicings easier to reach. And the smooth-playing ebony fretboard is comfortable and finished to perfection. Guitarists at Sweetwater agree that the Martin 000-18 is perfectly suited for both fingerstyle and flatpicking.

Timeless combination of mahogany and spruce

Classic Martin guitars throughout history have used 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. Chosen as much for its look as its tone, solid Sitka spruce has a wide tonal range with excellent projection. And because it's a solid-wood top, the tone of your 000-18 will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.

Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Vintage-inspired acoustic guitar with Auditorium body style and premium tonewoods
  • Punchy voice with excellent projection is perfect for playing with other instruments
  • Rich, timeless tone from the solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides
  • Select hardwood neck has a modified low-oval profile with Performing Artist taper
  • 2014 model
  • Includes hardshell case
The Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar is retro done right!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape 000-14 Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss with Aging Toner
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid Genuine Mahogany
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Binding Tortoise Brown
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval Profile with Performing Artist Taper
Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Old Style 18, Green Abalone
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 24.9"
Tuning Machines Nickel Open-Geared with Butterbean Knobs
Bridge Material Solid Black Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 19.375"
Body Width 15"
Body Depth 4.125"
Overall Length 39.8125"
Strings Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light
Manufacturer Part Number 1000018

Customer Reviews

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Sweet Like Honey

I love this guitar. The tone is sweet. I have an OM21 and it's rich and bold. This guitar is sweet in tone. They complement one another well. I've wanted a 00018 for quite some time, and I'm not disappointed. The Sweetwater agent also worked with me well. Thanks Kent!

Great value for the money!

One of the best values that Martin has right now! Very satisfied!! and a great job by Sweetwater! as always!!!

What a Wonderful Guitar - Thank you...

This Martin 000-18 was a recent purchase from Sweetwater. My favorite acoustic guitars were normally Rosewood back and sides with a Sitka or Adirondack spruce top. I love the 800 series Taylor guitars and Chris Leonard my sales engineer has lined me up with several of these models. I've tried guitars with Mahogany back and sides but never really bonded with them, until I picked up a 2015 fall limited edition Taylor with flamed Mahogany/Sitka top, that guitar is incredible. Which opened me up to trying another Mahogany/spruce guitar, and also trying another Martin. The 000-28 EC model I previously owned had a gloss Nitro finish on the neck and was always sticky, along with the modified "V" profile wasn't as comfortable as the Taylor necks which mine are all satin finish, and much nicer for me to play. Well the 000-18 has a satin neck, and a profile that Martin calls a modified low-oval neck profile with the Performing Artist taper. So I thought I'd give this Martin Mahogany/Stika model a try, and as you can tell by the 5 star rating, this guitar is awesome. Deep voice, incredible action, love the short scale and resulting string tension and playability. At this price point and with the incredible service from the Sweetwater team it's no wonder these guitars are so highly rated. I play mostly finger style but this guitar seems very versatile, and should remain in my collection for a very long time. Thanks again...
Music background: 25 years of enjoying playing music

This is the one!

Purchased the Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar about 6 weeks ago with the help of Sales Engineer Chris Neyman. Opened the box, started playing some heavy handed Blues Picking and Strumming, I new this was The One! The neck and string action are amazing. I also have a Martin D-Mahogany 09 and CEO-7. I love the CEO-7 but the OOO-18 is so much more comfortable and the medium 12 gauge strings bend effortlessly. I immediately sold the CEO-7 because it doesn't even come close to the 000-18 in sound or play-ability The craftsmanship on this instrument is flawless. Just a great all around instrument. Can't say enough good things about Sales Engineer Chris Neyman. I couldn't decide which guitar would be right for me and he immediately chose the Martin 000-18 to enhance my Blues Playing Style. Thank you Chris! & Thank you Sweetwater!
Music background: Blues Guitarist, 35 yrs. experience

Exactly what I expected from Martin Guitar

I had this guitar shipped from Sweetwater's warehouse to my son's home in Pittsburgh for his birthday present so I did not really get to audition it for myself but going by what he had to say when he called to thank me for his"special surprise present" this guitar is something special indeed. I am not at all surprised because it is after all, a Martin. I own a D-45 myself and according to my son, his 000-18 comes in a close 2nd in terms of great sound, ease of play and overall workmanship. In all the various reviews I've read of other Martin Guitars, I have only seen very favorable write-ups. If you are in the market for an acoustic guitar, do not let the higher price deter you from stepping up to a Martin. You will never regret buying what is arguably the best guitar made. I remember once reading a sign in a clothing shop window that said: Long after you forget'll remember quality.
Music background: Amateur strummer
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars