Martin 0 18 Tenor guitar
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-01-10)
Price : US $1,525.
Up for sale is my 1980 Martin 0-18T tenor guitar. These are considered by many to be the finest tenor guitars available, and it has truly been the nicest instrument I've ever owned. Relatively rare, they were produced from 1929-1996 with a total production of 3,797 according to George Gruhn's book. Today a custom one will run $4,550. It features a 23'' scale, 1 1/4'' wide nut, and a size 0 body width of 13.5''.
This 28 year old beauty is in excellent condition and has lead a sheltered life in it's original protective case. I looked for about 3 years to find one in such good shape only to get laid off two weeks after acquiring it.
In the time I've had it, I had a pick guard crack professionally repaired and the micarta saddle and nut replaced with bone by a Martin certified luthier. This instrument sounds and plays like a dream with the action at 3/32nds of an inch at the 12th fret, and the saddle at 1/8th of an inch above the bridge. The neck is dead straight and there is no fret wear to speak of. There is no finish checking and the only other minor points would be a small chip in the edge of the headstock and two minuscule finish cracks on the upper bout on the back, all of which I show in the pictures. Aside from that there are a few small surface bumps and dings, all too small to capture with the camera. This guitar was probably played for a years time before I got it and then stored under the bed. The spruce top and mahogany body shine beautifully with the original factory finish. The guitar feels new when it is in your hands. This instrument has no smoke smell and has
This guitar is sold (sold on 2009-01-10)
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