The Martin 000-18E Retro Electro-Acoustic Guitar has a Solid Sitka Spruce top with the back and sides crafted from solid genuine Mahogany. Also featuring an Ebony fingerboard with 20 frets and an elegant natural finish. The 000-18E also comes with a free set of Elixir .011-0.52 acoustic guitar strings and a Gear4music guitar strap in Tan.
Reminiscient of the Mahoagny auditorium guitars from the pre-war era the Martin 000-18E Retro is part of the huge advancements Martin has made in the field of amplified acoustic sound. This guitar is based upon a 1940 14-fret 000-18 guitar donated from the Martin Museum collection recreating the classic style and sound. The 000-18E Retro is a short scale model producing a clear and responsive tone suited to stage or studio use. The modern performance and playability of the 18E Retro is sure to make it a modern classic. Specifications Body & Bridge Model: 000-18E Retro Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint Body Size: 000-14 Fret Top: Solid 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 Endpiece: none Endpiece Inlay: none Binding: Tortoise Brown Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron Side Inlay: none Back Inlay: none Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16 Saddle: 16 Radius/Compensated/White Tusq Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ White Inlay Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color Neck & Fingerboard Neck Material: Select Hardwood Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper Nut Material: Bone Headstock: Solid/Square Taper Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony Scale Length: 24.9 Number Of Frets Clear: 14 Number Of Frets Total: 20 Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4 Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8 Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 – Green Abalone Fingerboard Binding: none Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner Finish Neck: Satin Electronics & Hardware Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura Plus Retro Tuning Machines: Grover Nickel V97-18NA Sta Tite Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100) Martin Guitar-and-Bass 1FY2
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Martin D-18E Retro Acoustic Guitar with Free Gifts