Martin 000-18E Retro 14 Fret Acoustic Electric with Case

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000-18E Retro

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Martin 000-18E Retro 14 Fret Acoustic Electric with Case
What do you get when you take iconic traditional and bring it into the modern world? You get something like this… the Martin 000-18e Retro. Martin's groundbreaking Retro Series represents the most significant advancement of their 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. With modern performance and playability the 000-18E Retro offers the visual and tonal integrity of the genuine mahogany auditorium guitars from the pre-war era. Finish off this great guitar with a Fishman F1 Aura Plus pick up system.

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


Specifications

  • Model: 000-18E Retro
  • Construction: Genuine 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: Genuine Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: Style 18
  • Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: none
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Tortoise Brown
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ White Inlay
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 433 Hardshell
  • Interior Label: none
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura Plus



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