Martin Guitar 0 18 1963
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-10-13)
Price : US $1,387.
This is a 1963 Martin 0-18 Guitar, SN188899. I am the original owner and it is registered with Martin. I bought the guitar at Weyman's in Phila., PA. They were THE Martin dealer then, they're no longer in business. Right after I bought it, I took it to the factory in Nazareth, PA. They set it up for free (set the action, checked the intonation and the neck), and gave me a tour! That's how informal things were there then.
I am not a collector, although I also have a D-18 (1959 - not for sale, ever!). Maybe I should have kept the original cardboard case, as I see things like that seem to be important to collectors. (I have no idea why). I threw away the original case 2 years ago. This guitar comes with a Martin hardshell, plush case which I bought to replace the original. The case is for a 00-18 guitar as the 0-18 hasn't been made for years and Martin caries no hardshell case specifically for it. So the guitar doesn't 'fill' it side to side. That's no problem, as the thick, padded case top completely encases the guitar when closed and holds it absolutely unmoving. I also had the tuners replaced by a Martin repairman with 'official' Martin replacements, as the originals are no longer made. These are Grovers and they're FAR better than the originals which were actually horrible. Martin should have never used them. They were just stamped steel plate. They were always loose, they didn't stay put and they rusted. The Grovers are very well made, are precision units and are heavily chromed not to rust.
I have cared for this guitar as well as possible over the 44 years I've
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-10-13)
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