1943 Martin 0-18. SN unknown. Guitar Database.

Martin | 0-18 | 1943 | SN:unknown

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Vintage 1943 Martin 0-18 guitar. Guitar Database.

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Vintage 1943 Martin 0-18 guitar. Guitar Database.


  • Model:018
  • Type:0

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

  • Year: 1943
  • Serial #: unknown
  • Back/Sides Wood: Mahogany
  • Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
  • 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: 18 3/8 in.
  • Upper Bout: 10 in.
  • Lower Bout: 13 1/2 in.
  • Body Depth @ Heel: 3 13/32 in.
  • Body Depth @ Tail: 4 1/4 in.
  • Scale Length: 24.9 in.
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4 in.
  • String spacing 2 3/8 in.
  • Vintage 1943 Martin 0-18 guitar. Guitar Database.

    This is an early 40’s 018. One of the 475 built that year, the guitar features a classic combination of spruce and mahogany in a simple trim. The style 18 was listed in 1857 and has gone on to be a popular style. Built in ’43, this guitar has the sought after Adirondack or red spruce top.

    Vintage 1943 Martin 0-18 guitar. Guitar Database.

    Vintage 1943 Martin 0-18 guitar. Guitar Database.

    The prior owner has this to say about the guitars “This beautiful 1943 Martin 0-18 is as spectacular as they come. It is completely original, with the exception of a meticulously performed neck reset and refret. The action is low and even and the tone is beyond expectation; intimate and inspiring. It shines for fingerstyling, as well as flatpicking. This is a prime example of the true golden era of Martin Guitars.”

    Vintage 1943 Martin 0-18 guitar. Guitar Database.


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    References: Martin Guitars, a History by Mike Longworth.

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