Melody Music Shop

Martin 000-18E Retro Lefty Retro Series w/ Hard Case

  • Brand: Martin More Martin
  • Martin's groundbreaking Retro Series represents the most significant advancement of our era in amplified acoustic sound. Based upon a beautiful 1940 14-fret 000-18 "donor" guitar from the Martin Museum collection.
  • Retro Series
  • 729789431163
  • 00018ERETROL
$2,859.00
Article number: Retro Series
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Martin's groundbreaking Retro Series represents the most significant advancement of our era in amplified acoustic sound. Based upon a beautiful 1940 14-fret 000-18 "donor" guitar from the Martin Museum collection, this 24.9" short scale model produces clear and expressive response for stage or studio use. With modern performance and playability, the 000-18E Retro offers the visual and tonal integrity of the genuine mahogany auditorium guitars from the pre-war era.

 

Model:

000-18E Retro

 

Construction:

Dovetail Neck Joint

 

Body Size:

000-14 Fret

 

Top Material:

Sitka Spruce

 

Top Detail:

N/A

 

Rosette:

Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe

 

Bracing Pattern:

X Brace

 

Brace Shape:

Scalloped

 

Brace Material:

Sitka Spruce

 

Brace Size:

1/4"

 

Back Material:

Genuine Mahogany

 

Back Detail:

N/A

 

Back Purfling/Strip:

Style 18

 

Side Material:

Genuine Mahogany

 

Side Detail:

N/A

 

Endpiece:

None

 

Endpiece Inlay:

None

 

Binding:

Faux Tortoise

 

Top Inlay Material:

Multi-Stripe

 

Side Inlay Material:

None

 

Back Inlay Material:

N/A

 

Neck Material:

Select Hardwood

 

Neck Shape:

Modified Low Oval

 

Neck Taper:

High Performance Taper

 

Plek:

Yes

 

Nut Material:

Bone

 

Headstock Shape:

Solid with Square Taper

 

Headplate Material:

East Indian Rosewood

 

Headplate Detail:

N/A

 

Headplate Logo Style:

Script Old Style Overlay

 

Headplate Binding Material:

N/A

 

Heelcap:

Ebony

 

Fingerboard Material:

Ebony

 

Scale Length:

24.9"

 

Neck Joins Body At:

14th Fret

 

Number of Frets Total:

20

 

Fingerboard Width at Nut:

1 3/4''

 

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:

2 1/8''

 

Fingerboard Inlay Material:

Abalone

 

Fingerboard Inlay Style:

Old Style

 

Fingerboard Binding Material:

N/A

 

Side Dots:

White

 

Back and Side Finish:

Gloss

 

Back and Sides Color:

Dark Mahogany

 

Finish Top:

Gloss

 

Top Color:

Aging Toner

 

Finish Neck:

Satin

 

Neck Color:

Dark Mahogany

 

Bridge Material:

Ebony

 

Bridge Style:

1930 Style Belly - Drop in Saddle

 

Bridge String Spacing:

2 3/16''

 

Saddle:

Compensated White Tusq

 

Saddle Radius:

16"

 

Tuning Machines:

Nickel Open Gear

 

Recommended Strings:

SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light (MSP7100)

 

Knob:

Butterbean

 

Bridge Pin Material:

Black Plastic

 

Bridge Pin Dots:

White Plastic

 

Pickguard:

Faux Tortoise

 

Pickguard Inlay:

N/A

 

Case:

Ply Hardshell

 

Label:

N/A

 

Electronics:

Fishman F1 Aura +

 

Left Handed Availability:

Yes

 

 

Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, band and orchestral instruments, drums, cymbals, percussion, pianos, keyboards, synthesizers, workstations, amplifiers, sound systems, and much, much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument or accessory you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year-round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

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Layaway items require an initial down payment of 25%.

Layaway items can be held here for up to 90 days

A payment of 25% (or more) is due on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day from the

layaway start date (although payments may be made before the scheduled due date).

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