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Old 07-02-2022, 09:45 AM
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Congratulations, Janine! I have a 000-18 Authentic that is my #1 instrument. After trying many string brands I found that mine loves the Santa Cruz Parabolic Mediums. A little pricy, but they last a long time and the tone!!
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Old 07-02-2022, 10:35 AM
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Congratulations on a terrific guitar. I had one for a while and loved it. Of all of the guitars I've sold over the years, that was the one that made me sad. I had it and a 00-18 at the time and I felt it was too extravagant, at least for me, to have both. I chose the 00-18 for purely fingerpicking but I miss the 000-18.
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Old 07-02-2022, 12:17 PM
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I had the 000-18 twice and always loved it. I once played the 1st 000-18 I had with a friend who had a guitar made by a well know luthier that costs 5x more. That 000-18 simply blown away! Honestly, in my learning curve for THE ONE I put the 000-18 only after the guitar I'm currently have and above Taylor, Collings, Bourgeois, Lowden, McIlroy.
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Old 07-02-2022, 01:01 PM
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I just sold a 73 which was a lovely instrument.
I see another in my future. Great choice !
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Old 07-02-2022, 02:05 PM
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Congrats on your 000-18 Janine! I've got a 000-18 (2019) that I love. It still smells great too!
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Old 07-02-2022, 02:27 PM
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I really like the strings that are on it now. I want to say the shop owner told me they were Phosphor Bronze, but I will have to double check that. When it's time for a new set, I will probably replace what's on it now. They feel good to play and sound good to my ears.... Otherwise, you all know what's coming next.

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Old 07-02-2022, 02:35 PM
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If memory doesn’t fail me, Martin ships 18s with Phosphor Bronze.
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Old 07-02-2022, 03:53 PM
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Big fun. Enjoy the heck out of it. Did I miss the NGD post?
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Old 07-02-2022, 05:07 PM
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Big fun. Enjoy the heck out of it. Did I miss the NGD post?
Yes. It was a few weeks back.


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Old 07-02-2022, 06:35 PM
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In all fairness, I did a SNGD (Stealth New Guitar Day) over in "Play and Write," but it got sniffed out, so I posted the details here. I did not follow the usual NGD protocol, but the mods let me slide just this one time because I'm a noob. For future NGDs, and hopefully there will be many, I will announce it properly.

Here was the "official" post:
https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=648298
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Old 07-02-2022, 11:16 PM
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If I were forced to own only a single guitar, it would be the 000-18.
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Old 07-02-2022, 11:52 PM
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I do love my '47
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Old 07-03-2022, 08:10 AM
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I feel like the Martin 18 series is just the "essence of guitar." It's been distilled down the most important features with no frippery. It's all "substance," which of course is why it has so much style. It's completely understated, timeless and enduring, like Christian Dior.

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Old 07-03-2022, 10:33 AM
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Yep! I like mine too.
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Old 07-03-2022, 10:42 AM
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I feel like the Martin 18 series is just the "essence of guitar." It's been distilled down the most important features with no frippery.
Well said, especially the part about no frippery.
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