Well what do we have here? A 1968 Martin 000-18
This is a fine example, the lacquer having thankfully been left untouched. The Adirondack Spruce top is in great shape showing some signs of use and some minor dings. There are no signs of modification or any previous work having been done. There are no cracks anywhere and no signs of any repairs aside from a filled hole where a strap button was fitted on the back.
The mahogany back and sides too are in fantastic condition with only a few minor knocks and dings.
The neck doesn’t look to have been reset and the action is good. The fretboard and frets are in fantastic condition. Again the headstock still has its original finish and the logos still present. Grover tuners have been fitted at some stage.
The guitar comes with a hardshell case.
If you’re here then you know how good these Martins sound. Balanced with a fullness that belies its size, this guitar is comfortable in any setting, be that finger picking or strumming; a tone that is so uniquely Martin. Easy to play with an almost instantly familiar feel and a sound that is sweet as a nut and with the recent neck reset, one that you can really enjoy to play.
A benchmark tonal touchstone, a vintage Martin is surely a must have for any guitar collection. Get this one, you won’t regret it!