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1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-21)
Price : US $3,000.



1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar 1953 Martin D 18 D18 Acoustic Guitar


 Here is my prized Martin D-18.   The serial number dates it to January 1953.   The guitar is in great shape.  I brought it to Mandolin Brothers to get their impressions.  They priced it in the mid $4k  They think it could benefit from a neck reset, but I have been playing it with the current action for years.   There aren't any cracks or structural problems with the guitar.  It's just a beauty.  A former owner did a light overspray on the top and maybe the sides (it's hard to tell), but the neck, headstock and back appear to be the original finish.   The guitar is loud and has great projection.  It also sounds great for fingerstyle guitar playing.  The notes resonate for a long while after you play them.   The guitar comes with a later martin 640 case, which protects it well.  Sorry for so few photos..the battery drained.
What can I say about this guitar?  I don't really want to sell it, but... I look at my 401k...I look at my guitar... I look at my 401k.... oh well.




Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-09-21)



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