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Introducing the Martin Standard Series 000-18 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar. This premium instrument blends vintage inspiration with modern playability for singer-songwriters and acoustic soloists. Its solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides produce a rich, balanced tone with tight bass, warm mids and crisp highs. The short-scale 24.9" neck has a modified low-oval profile with Performing Artist taper for comfortable fretting, while open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs complete the retro-mod aesthetic.

Solid Tonewoods Deliver Legendary Martin Sound

The 000-18's all-solid wood construction, including a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, provides the resonant, complex tone that Martin Guitars are known for. The spruce top offers a punchy attack with bell-like chime, while the mahogany body adds depth, warmth and sustain. Together, these premium tonewoods produce a vintage-inspired voice that cuts through mixes with articulate clarity and projection.

Short Scale Neck and Modified Profile For Playability

Martin designed the 000-18's neck for comfort and precision. At 24.9", the short scale length reduces string tension for easy fretting, while the modified low-oval profile with Performing Artist taper provides an ergonomic shape for all playing styles. The 1-3/4" nut width and 2-3/16" string spacing strike a balance between space for complex chords and nimble single-note runs.

Timeless Details Define Retro-Modern Style

From the distressed sunburst finish to the vintage logo on the headstock, the 000-18 exudes 1940s charm. Tortoise binding edges the solid mahogany body in retro flair, while open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs offer a traditional look with smooth tuning action. An included hardshell case protects this heirloom-quality instrument so you can enjoy its tone and style for generations.

Premium Components and Lifetime Warranty

As with all Martin Guitars, the 000-18 is built using the highest quality components and backed by Martin's lifetime warranty. Each component, from the bone nut and saddle to the polished frets, is carefully selected and installed by Martin's skilled craftsmen in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. You can rely on this guitar to inspire you with its tone and endure years of regular playing.

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Body
  • Body type: 000-14 Fret
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Standard X Scalloped
  • Body finish: Polished Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modded Low Oval
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony
  • Neck wood: Select Hardwood
  • Scale length: 24.9"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Finished Gloss
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Nickel Open-Geared with Butterbean Knobs
  • Bridge: Solid Black Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Compensated/Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: United States

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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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