Merrill C-18 Acoustic Guitar, Mahogany & Adirondack Spruce - Pre-Owned


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Incredibly lightweight and responsive, Jim Merrill's C-18 is exactly what you hope for when picking up a recently crafted mahogany dreadnought. It combines the dry, woody, rumbling tone that pre-war guitars are loved for with modern playability and comfort. As well-suited as this guitar is to flatpicking, fingerpickers should take note, too. The set-up is easy-playing and responsive enough for the lighter attack of fingernails. (Be sure to check out both demos below!) The overall condition is very good, with a few beauty marks here and there, and the structure remains sound. Although this guitar already has the voice of a seasoned instrument, it still has a further to go on it's journey to open up and it is waiting for the right hands to take it there.

  • Top: Adirondack spruce 
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony 
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverlys 
  • Bridge: Ebony belly-style
  • Pins: Ebony 
  • Saddle: Bone cut-through 
  • Nut: Bone 
  • Pickguard: Tortoise color 
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" 
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Case: Original Cedar Creek hard case
  • Serial number: 306
  • Year of build: 2009


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