1927 Martin 018K SN:34273. Guitar Database.

Martin | 018K | 1927 | SN:34273

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1927 Martin 018K Serial:34273 guitar

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Name: Martin
Location: Nazereth, PA

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Taking Orders?: Yes, standard & customs
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1927 Martin 018K Serial:34273 guitar

  • Model:018K
  • Type:0

    Resources: Read more on the 018K’s in our article: here.
    and more about other 018 styled Martins:
    1934 0-18K
    1927 0-28K

  • Year: 1927
  • Serial #: 34273
  • Back/Sides Wood: Koa
  • Top Wood: Koa
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fret Markers: Dots
  • Bridge: Ebony Belly
  • Body Bindings: Ivoroid
  • Top Trim: Purfling lines
  • Backstrip: Chain link
  • Rosette: Purfling lines
  • Condition: See description below
  • Body Length: 19 in.
  • Upper Bout: 9 1/2 in.
  • Lower Bout: 13 5/8 in.
  • Body Depth @ Heel: 3 3/8 in.
  • Body Depth @ Tail: 4 1/4 in.
  • Scale Length: 24.75 in.
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4 in.
  • String spacing 2 3/8 in.

1927 Martin 018K Serial:34273 guitar1927 Martin 018K Serial:34273 guitar

Here is a nice example of an unconverted prewar 018K. It was bought by the owner’s grandparents on their anniversary in 1927 in Hawaii. It was dropped once and had minor side repair.

1927 Martin 018K Serial:34273 guitar

    Repairs: Minor side repair

1927 Martin 018K Serial:34273 guitar

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