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Old 12-22-2019, 07:11 PM
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Have it converted! Blazer and Henke are great German luthiers. Ask them for advice:

http://www.antique-acoustics.de/en/katalog.htm
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:50 PM
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Only one I ever played was a conversion. It was special.
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Old 12-23-2019, 04:57 PM
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Then it is not an O-18K. It is an O-18KH. It was misrepresented and you should send it back for a full refund including shipping. Do not wait on this, do it now.

Do not waste your time bouncing around investigating conversion.
Guess you're right
Only reason I was still thinking about converting it is because it's such a great collectible with a custom made case and some setlists, drawings and other personal stuff of its previous owner John Pearse ... I just guess it might be worth much more than I paid for, then again I don't think anyone here wants to buy an 0-18KH for more than 3K because nobody plays these guitars anymore.
Could keep it in the locker and wait til the price rises but I'm not that rich so I guess I'll have to send it back

Like 'frankmcr' said it's the model with the flat and thick marker frets which is almost impossible to convert.
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Old 12-23-2019, 10:08 PM
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it's the model with the flat and thick marker frets which is almost impossible to convert.
Not even close to impossible, but experience with bar frets is a must.
FYI, all these Hawaiian Martins had bar frets, even after other models switched to tee frets in mid-1934.
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Old 12-23-2019, 10:24 PM
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it's such a great collectible with a custom made case and some setlists, drawings and other personal stuff of its previous owner John Pearse ... .
I think if John Pearse didn't have it converted it shouldn't be converted.

I can't express how I really feel about the way people vandalize these fantastic and irreplaceable Hawaiian style guitars without getting kicked off the AGF, by the way.
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:07 AM
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I think if John Pearse didn't have it converted it shouldn't be converted.

I can't express how I really feel about the way people vandalize these fantastic and irreplaceable Hawaiian style guitars without getting kicked off the AGF, by the way.
well it's the cheapest way to get to play a 0-18K from the 20s. I suppose the hawaiian configuration is much cheaper to find than the spanish one.
Nobody plays hawaiian anymore... it's like buying a nice Lute. It's nice but hardly anyone can play it

Anyone's got an idea what these 0-18KHs are worth?
Are they really cheaper than the spanish ones or is it just hard to tell because there are almost none on the internet these days?
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