Carrying a distinct vintage-inspired design and updated like the D-18 a few years ago, the redesigned 000-18 offers many of the features found in our pre-war era guitars. The 000-18, which has a beautiful aging toned top in Sitka spruce, is married with genuine mahogany back and sides. The body is edged with tortoise binding and complemented with a polished finish. The 24.9” short scale model’s neck features a modified low oval profile with Performing Artist taper, with a width of 1-3/4” at the nut and 2-3/16” string spacing for easy playability. Nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs are found with a rosewood headplate, which displays a large old style Martin logo.
SPECIFICATIONS OVERVIEW BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret FINISH TOP: Gloss CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint BACK & SIDE FINISH: Gloss BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace SCALE LENGTH: 24.9" BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4'' TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval BACK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany ELECTRONICS: Optional STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T
TOP TOP COLOR: Aging Toner BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle BINDING: Faux Tortoise BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32" TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony TOP DETAIL: None BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Black Plastic PICKGUARD: Faux Tortoise BRIDGE PIN DOTS: None PICKGUARD INLAY: None SADDLE: Compensated Bone ROSETTE: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
BODY BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce BACK & SIDES COLOR: Dark Mahogany BRACE SIZE: 1/4" BACK DETAIL: None BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Style 18 BACK INLAY MATERIAL: None HEELCAP: Ebony SIDE DETAIL: None ENDPIECE: Faux Tortoise SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: None ENDPIECE INLAY: None
NECK NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony FINISH NECK: Satin FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8'' NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Old Style 18 NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20 FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: None SIDE DOTS: White
HEADSTOCK HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear HEADPLATE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood KNOB: Butterbean HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Old Style Overlay NUT MATERIAL: Bone HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None