Martin D-18 1960

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If you knew me well you'd know just how much it pains me to sell a guitar like this.  Martins of this era are such a great value.  While I am careful to never give guitar investment advice, I think we all know that there is nowhere to go but up over time for a guitar like this.

The guitar must have had a neck reset.  It is really hard to tell if it has, but it plays very well.  

The saddle was replaced with a slightly wider, very well compensated bone unit. At one point there was an under saddle transducer pickup installed. The nut is a fine bone replacement as well.  The originals are in the case.

The bridge pins were also replaced, originals are in the case.  The bridge pin holes may have been slightly shaped to fit the new pins, and I think this small adjustment has really worked for the tone.  The guitar sounds big and balanced and it just rings and rings.

Frets appear to be original and our in house tech gave it a good crown and polish. Plays like butter now!

There is one crack, the typical small one caused by pickguard shrinkage, professionally cleated under the top.

The bridge is original, as is the bridge plate.   Tuners are original.  There is no overspray anywhere. 

This is a winner.

Non original case included. 

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  • Color: Natural
  • Weight: 4lb 1.9oz
  • Body: Mahogany Back and Sides, Sitka Spruce Top
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearl Dot
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 20
  • Nut material: Bone (replaced)
  • Nut width: 1.75"
  • Scale: 25.4"
  • Radius: 16"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .89"
  • Neck thickness at 10th fret: 1."
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1.75mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.50mm
  • String gauge: .010-.056
  • Hardware: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: Original Nut and Saddle in Case

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