1953 Martin 000-18$4,795.00
VG+++, natural. A fantastic guitar. Previously owned by someone who played it professionally and it has the battle scars and tone to prove it. A firecracker! Repairs include replaced bridge, a recent neck set (so the action is low and the saddle is high), a repaired top crack, repaired b-string crack by the pickguard (these seem mandatory on old Martins), another crack south of the guard. All of these have been addressed and the top of the guitar has been oversprayed.
We heard about the guitar from the original owner when she called us last year but someone beat us to it. Now we are happy to have it.
Original tuners, original pickguard, never had a pickup installed. Comes with original case (green interior, but missing handle). Also included, the owner’s beyond-cool custom-made wide and supple vintage leather strap that says “Mickey” and “Dakota Sisters”. The tone is…wow.