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Martin O-18k Acoustic Guitar, 1924, All Koa - Pre-Owned


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This stunning all Koa Parlour was built by C.F. Martin in 1924, and is thoroughly steeped in history and music with a deeply inspiring charm that beckons you to pick up and play. 
The all Koa construction in the single O body size imbues the guitar with a powerful yet sweet midrange character, supported by a surprisingly well rounded low end and crisp, clear trebles to match.  The patina of the instrument sits beautifully in line with it's open and lively tone, with only a light French polish touch-up from Gruhns to keep it ticking over. 
The neck has a classic 20s 'V' profile, slim and comfortable through to the upper registers and a lovely feel to the well maintained, original bar frets. It's a true joy to play and the resulting sound is very much indicative of why pre-war Martin guitars are held in such high regard.
The guitar comes in a non-original, fitted Hardcase. 
  • Top: Koa
  • Back and Sides: Koa 
  • Neck: Mahogany 
  • Fretboard: Ebony 
  • Bridge: Original Ebony Pyramid 
  • Nut Width: 1 7/8"
  • Nut: Original Ebony
  • Saddle: Original Bone
  • Original 'Bar' Frets
  • Partial French Polish top (Gruhns)
  • Clear Pickguard Added
  • 12 Fret Neck Join
  • Non Original Fitted Hardcase
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