Marquis guitars feature Golden Era appointments but utilize East Indian Rosewood backs, sides and headplates, Adirondack spruce and modern improvements such as adjustable truss rods and modified v-sha... Click To Read More About This Product
Marquis guitars feature Golden Era appointments but utilize East Indian Rosewood backs, sides and headplates, Adirondack spruce and modern improvements such as adjustable truss rods and modified v-shape necks. Marquis are a more affordable vintage Martin recreation.
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret
TOP: Solid Adirondack Spruce
ROSETTE: Old Style 18
TOP BRACING PATTERN: 000-18 Golden Era
TOP BRACES: Solid Adirondack Spruce/ Scalloped 1/4'' Golden Era
BACK MATERIAL: Solid Genuine Mahogany
BACK PURFLING: Brazilian Rosewood Strip
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid Genuine Mahogany
ENDPIECE: Tortoise Color
ENDPIECE INLAY: none
BINDING: Tortoise Color
TOP INLAY STYLE: Multiple Black / White
SIDE INLAY: none
BACK INLAY: none
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Modified V With 30's Style Heel
NUT MATERIAL: Fossilized Ivory
HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Square Taper
HEADPLATE: Brazilian Rosewood /Golden Era Style Logo
HEELCAP: Solid Black Ebony
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 24.9
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/4''
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Old Style 18 - Abalone Pearl
FINGERBOARD BINDING: none
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss 1935 Sunburst
FINISH NECK: Satin
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: 1930 Style Belly- Long Saddle
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/16''
SADDLE: 16'' Radius/Long Fossil Ivory
TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh Nickel Open-Geared
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
BRIDGE & END PINS: Black Ebony
PICKGUARD: Cellulose Nitrate in Tortoise Color
CASE: 533E Geib style
INTERIOR LABEL: Paper Label Signed By CFM IV
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Comments about Martin Golden Era 1937 000-18 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:
There are only about 850 of these that have been made since the first in 2006. Martin retired the guitar this past year (2013). The top end materials are getting more expensive. It is unlikely that you'll find a guitar like this at this price point in the future. Now then there is the sound of this little creation. Bold and clear, it is not the sweet voice of the inexperienced, protected child. It is the voice of the man/woman of the world. It can be joyous or can lament, it can laugh and cry. Always there is more it is ready to give even in the hands of an inexperienced player. Go listen to YouTube sound clips, but know that unlike so many guitars that you hear on sound clips, with this one there is ever so much more to this guitar. Unless you absolutely KNOW you will never play a mod-v neck, don't get put off by the neck. This is a comfortable instrument that doesn't ever fight you. If it is still available, then get it for yourself now. It is an instrument that you will want to eventually hand down to others in your family - a real treasure at a significant, but perhaps affordable price.
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