SOLD - Martin D-18 1965 All Original No Repairs$0.00
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It's a little tough to come across a vintage Martin that has escaped so many of the typical issues.
There is no pickguard crack. The tortoise pickguard is still there and completely attached The tuners are original. There is no overspray. The bridge hasn't been sanded down. or re-glued. The small, maple bridge plate is intact. The only knock is that it needs a neck reset. It does not need a refret - not even close, so the reset and perhaps a new saddle is all it needs. I think the nut and saddle have been professionally replaced without any negative effect to the guitar.
I usually feel like I have to wake an old Martin. This one was full and bright right out of the gate.
The guitar isn't dead mint, which I like. You've got a bit of checking and other signs of handling, all age appropriate!
I always work hard to avoid hyperbole in my descriptions. That said, if you're in the market for a D-18 of this era, this is the one.Color: Natural
Weight: 4lbs 1.3ozs
Body: Spruce Top w/Mahogany Back and Sides
Inlays: Mother Of Pearl Dots
Fret count: 20
Nut width: 1 9/16"
Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.84"
Neck thickness at 10th fret: 1.02"
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2.5mm
Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 3.5mm
String gauge: .012-.053"
Tuners: Original Kluson Deluxe Double Line
Case: non-original HSC
Notes: The G string tuner is bent and both the nut and saddle have been replaced.