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Martin Standard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar  

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A true traditional 000 acoustic guitar with a shorter 24.9" scale and appointments that match Martin's D-18 dreadnought. The shorter scale yields a l...Read More

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A comfortable size with solid tonewoods and tasteful appointments.

A true traditional 000 acoustic guitar with a shorter 24.9" scale and appointments that match Martin's D-18 dreadnought. The shorter scale yields a lighter, more delicate feel to the string action. The 000-18 has solid mahogany back and sides, Sitka spruce top, polished gloss finish and a hand-fit dovetail neck joint, producing a slightly brighter tone than its East Indian rosewood counterpart, the 000-28. This is the perfect guitar for the intermediate and advanced player. The 000-18 includes deluxe Martin hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Polished gloss finish
  • Hand-fit dovetail neck joint
  • Includes deluxe Martin hardshell case

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SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar

  • Model: 000-18
  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Style 28
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X''
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
  • Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: Style 18
  • Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: Black Boltaron
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Black Boltaron
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Low Profile
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Raised Gold Foil
  • Heelcap: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 24.9''
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ White Dots
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Case: 630 Molded
  • Interior Label: none

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MartinStandard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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        5.0

        000-18

        By spk51

        from oregon

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar:

          I am a pastor and got this guitar as a beginner back in 1972.... it was slightly scratched so the store cut the price and I bit. I have enjoyed it. Nice rich sound, excellent for accompanying when I sing..... not to loud, but pretty good volume.

          It is Mellow. When I want more I go to my 12 string

          I do a lot of folk/rock style stuff and it is good for that. Might not be as versitile as some and doesn't have the same personality as the D's....

          But I am happy with it, and it is an old friend

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          (5 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not the best

          By George

          from Thousand Oaks, California

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

          • Expensive
          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar:

            I bought the 000-18 new in 1969, loved it for 5 years, liked it for another 5, and played it little for the next 35 years. I keep hoping I'm going to start liking it again, but I find myself playing my Yamaha dreadnoughts and 12 strings (awesome!), my cheap Ovation, my Guild classicals, and my other classicals instead. All of these were purchased used for 8 to 22 times less than the 000-18. I'm a value guy and, though I have played many fine Martin guitars, unfortunately mine isn't one of them. I wouldn't recommend a friend make the investment unless he or she played the individual guitar he intended to purchase and loved the sound.

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            (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Martin 000-18

            By ChuckL1956

            from Sacramento

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            Pros

            • Great Neck Fast Action
            • Played Amazing

            Cons

            • Flat Sound
            • Lacked Dynamics And Life

            Best Uses

            • Unknown

            Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar:

            I bought my first Martin in 1978 and have been a loyal Martin owner ever since. I purchased this 000-18 after learning about Martin upgrading the 18 series from a mahogany neck and bridge to ebony. I was quite excited in anticipation of a perfect body size with the enhancement of a faster ebony board. Unfortunately this guitar played great but fell short in the dynamic sound department. It was just awful. I am very disappointed that this particular axe made it out of the Martin factory. I have been to visit the holly grail of guitar making in Nazareth, PA twice and would go again tomorrow if it wasn't 3000 miles away. Truly great people committed to making a guitar for your and your children's lifetime. This poor guy was just a dud. I sent it back to Musicians Friend no questions asked. The customer support at MF is amazing and I will purchase from them again.

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            (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Soft and Lovely

            By Peter Hyatt

            from Maine

            Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar:

            The 000-18 has the most beautiful soft mahogany sound to it. For any fans of mahagony, little is needed to be said. For fingerstyle, it has a very special sound to it; and is wonderful for acoustic blues. It is a no frills guitar, with all expense in the instrument itself. It is beautiful in its simplicity. I have a picture of Bob Dylan playing the 000-18 in 1970. It for for fingerstyle folk and blues. I love it for fingerpicking Christmas tunes and use it every day in practice. The sound is soft and it is beautiful. This is a great guitar for the cost.

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            (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Tone

            Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar:

            This guitar radiates with beautiful tone! One gets the impression that this tone is in the wood of the guitar, eager to come out, wanting wholeheartedly to please appreciative ears. Play an E on the third or fourth strings and you will hear the most beautiful vibrations ever created. Magnificent!

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            (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            All around favorite

            By rbmayf

            from St. Louis, MO

            Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar:

            I own a number of very fine guitars (Martins, Taylors, Alvarez-Yairi) and this guitar is the finest in my collection. Note: I do own a 1955 000-18 so it's mellowed through the years! This is one fine guitar with great mellow sound, easy to play. It has a bit smaller body than some other guitars, but does not lack on sound. Very rich. You'll love this guitar!

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            (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

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            By Mr. Dealio

            from hildebran, NC

            Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar:

            I've owned this guitar of around 5 years own and my only complaint is that it's neck just dosen't feel right to me I'm pretty sure its a C shape but it's really thin and makes bar chords difficult. Its sound is really bluesy, its not that good for modern stuff in my opinion its more raw blues and light rock to it. Its also a martin and martins always have a sound of their own. I'd rather have a D-28.

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            (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Small Body Guitar With Great Sound

            By Disastermx

            from Ft. Washington, PA

            Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-18 Acoustic Guitar:

            I was going to buy a D-18 and the night before I was going to my local music store, I was noodling around at a different store and played this OOO. It was so loud I made up my mind that night and bought it. It is great, comfortable, loud, with a balanced tone, playes well all the way up the neck, and ym only complaint is that I like ebony more than rosewood. Get this guitar, you will be happy.

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