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Old 09-17-2004, 01:14 PM
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Default 1974 Martin D-18 Value ???

Hi All,

I ran into a Martin D-18 today in a pawn shop. From the serial number and looking at Martin's web page, it was made in 1974. It sounds good but would sound better with new strings I am sure. The ones on there were old. Wood wise it's in great shape but the finish could use some work. The back of the neck needs to be re-finished. It peeling some. The pick guard is curling up and needs to be replaced or something. The neck appears to be straight, but I need to go look at it again.


1) What is something like this worth??

2) What is a ball park figure for getting it refinished by a luthier or possibly sending back to Martin for refurb?

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