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Martin Retro Series 000-18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Takes a classic Martin body shape and adds the element of amplification for a wonderful mix of sight and sound.

Martin's groundbreaking Retro Series represents the most significant advancement of our era in amplified acoustic sound. Based upon a beautiful 1940 14-fret 000-18 "donor" guitar from the Martin Museum collection, this 24.9" short-scale model produces clear and expressive response for stage or studio use. It features a solid Sitka spruce with solid genuine mahogany back and sides, scalloped "X" top bracing, and solid black ebony fingerboard with an Old Style 18 rosette and (green abalone)Boltaron fingerboard inlays. Other appointments include a modified low oval profile neck with Performance Artist taper, Grover nickel V97-18NA Sta Tite tuning machines, a 1930s style belly with drop-in saddle bridge style, a Delmar Tortoise pickguard, and dovetail neck joint.

With modern performance and playability, the 000-18E Retro offers the visual and tonal integrity of the mahogany auditorium guitars of the pre-war era.

Includes 433 hardshell case.

Martin Retro Series 000-18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
    Body size: 000-14 Fret
    Top: Soild SItka spruce
    Rosette: Old Style 18
    Top Bracing Pattern: Standard "X" Scalloped
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka spruce 1/4"
    Back Material: Solid genuine mahogany
    Back Purfling: Style 18
    Side Material: Solid genuine mahogany
    Binding: Tortoise brown
    Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
    Neck Material: Select Hardwood
    Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile with Performing Artist Taper
    Nut Material: Bone
    Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    Headplate: Solid East Indiean rosewood
    Heelcap: Solid black ebony
    Fingerboard Material: Soild black ebony
    Scale Length: 24.9"
    # of Frets: 20 (14 clear)
    Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
    Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8"
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 - green abalone
    Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
    Finish Top: Polished Gloss with Aging Toner
    Finish Neck: Satin
    Bridge Material: Solid black ebony
    Bridge Style: 1930s style belly with drop-in saddle
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16"
    Saddle: 16" radius/compensated/white tusq
    Tuning Machines: Grover Nickel V97-18NA Sta Tite
    Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
    Bridge & End Pins: Black with white inlay
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise color
    Case: 433 Hardshell
    Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura Plus

Martin Retro Series 000-18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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