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1940 Martin 000-18

Serial # 76708. Pre-war 000-18's continue to be the best value in the vintage guitar marketplace, and this 1940 beauty clearly exemplifies why. With warm and sweet mids, a grand response, lingering overtones and rolling basses, any tone aficionado would find solace in this instrument. It's simply a pleasure to play and a joy to listen to. A very lightweight guitar, it responds well to a gentle touch - but like the best of them has more than enough headroom to handle a heavy pick. It's in excellent condition and original down to the endpin; its only repairs are an invisibly small pickguard crack and an equally minor 1" section of reglued center-seam. Very professional neck reset, original nut, saddle, and frets, excellent set-up with action of 5 to 7 64ths. Scallop-braced Red spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, steel neck reinforcement, and original Waverly tuners in perfect working order. Modern neck profile with 1-11/16" nut and 2-1/8" string spacing at the bridge. This one is a real gem. With 1930's hardshell case

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