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Old 11-02-2021, 10:14 AM
Austin704 Austin704 is offline
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Default 2006 Martin 000-18 Golden Era Sunburst (SOLD)

First year production 000-18GE Sunburst. Much praise for these guitars has been posted to various guitar forums. They rank high in Martinís Golden Era / Marquis line and have become increasingly hard to find after being discontinued in 2013. Production totaled 842 right handers over an 8-year run.

Awesome tone, excellent playability. Very good condition. A few small dings on the top and back which Iíve captured in the photo link below. The top on this guitar is especially niceóone of the few Ďbursts Iíve seen with bearclaw. The tonewood combination offers the chimey articulation of Adirondack spruce with the dry directness of mahogany. I never get tired of hearing this guitar.

I bought this guitar locally from the original owner several years ago. In addition to a set-up with medium-low action, the original owner had a strap button and LR Baggs I-Beam pickup professionally installed. These are the only modifications.

This guitar has even, balanced tone and considerable bass response for a small-bodied guitar. Trebles are bright but not spanky. Iíve achieved the best tone from 80/20 bronze light gauge strings, which it wears now. I love this guitarís easy playability and accurate intonation. There is nothing a new owner would need to do except play it!

$3,200 (net to me) plus shipping.

Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Back: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Back Purfling: Solid Brazilian Rosewood Strip
Sides: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Rosette: Old Style 18
Top Bracing: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Golden Era Style), Solid Adirondack Spruce 1/4''
Pickgaurd: Delmar Tortoise Color Ė Beveled & Polished
Binding: Tortoise Brown
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified V w/ Ď30s Style Heel
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 24.9''
Headplate: Solid Brazilian Rosewood Ė Golden Era Style
Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ 1935 Sunburst
Finish Neck: Satin
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Oval Buttons
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Long Saddle
Saddle: 16'' Radius / Long Bone
Bridge & End Pins: Solid Black Ebony
Interior Label: Signed by CFM IV
Case: 533E Geib Style Hardshell
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Last edited by Austin704; 11-04-2021 at 08:09 PM. Reason: Change in status
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