Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar!
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The Martin 000-18 has a very rich heritage.
It is a remake of a guitar that Martin put on the market before World War 2 in the 1930’s.
Of course they have made many improvements since then.
The body is made of quality Mahogany and spruce, and the fret board is made of ebony.
Fourteen frets leave plenty of room for playing.
This is a truly beautiful guitar that is even available in sunburst.
The pins are made of ebony as well, and you would be hard pressed to find a spot of loose glue anywhere on the guitar.
Not only does the 000-18 look great, but it has great playability as well.
The street price is about 3,000 dollars, but you could pick one up on Craig’s list or eBay for less.
This guitar has many wonderful qualities.
Its lightweight makes it great for standing and playing.
I can’t tell you how many times I have left gigs with sore shoulders from the strap of a heavy guitar.
The lightweight of this guitar is a great plus, and ensures that you can play for hours with a strap.
The size and action of the guitar makes for great playability. Not only will you be free to stand without worrying about your shoulders, but your fingers should be good for hours as well.
Chording is smooth and comfortable with the 000-18.
It was made for blues, and if blues is your style, you will not be disappointed.
The compact size of the guitar makes it a great option for young or female guitarists.
For young guitarists it can be difficult to reach your arms around the guitar, but this should not be an issue with the Martin 000-18.
Also, because the action is nice, it shouldn’t be too hard on fresh un-calloused fingers.
There are just a few cons.
The martin 000-18 has a large neck, which could be a little bit of an annoyance for some people.
I personally prefer a smaller neck because it allows for me to handle the guitar better, but this is just my opinion.
There is not a lot of deep bass in this guitar, and someone who likes a deeper sound might want to look into purchasing a dreadnought.
There are effects that could be used through a pickup to enhance the bass, but playing without the effects it sounds a little bit shallow. Lastly, the plastic pick guard, and the endpins on the guitar are a turn off for some people.
It makes what is otherwise a beautiful guitar look a little bit less quality.
This may not be Martin’s greatest work, but it is still a great guitar with a lot of history.
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