Martin 000-18e Retro Series Spruce & Mahogany Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar


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With a rich history beginning shortly after the turn of the century in 1911, it's no wonder why the Martin 000-18 has become known as a timeless classic, and here, in the form of the 000-18E Retro, it expands its live performance capability even further. Built on the foundation of great sounding guitars that Martin has been developing for over 100 years, the 000-18E Retro's pairing of integrity and tone position it near the top of the acoustic/electric list in terms of value. This model boasts some tried and true design aspects that will likely never change and a few modern improvements to ensure that your guitar will last a lifetime. This is a classic sounding Martin with excellent note definition and a very clear midrange. While its thinner body profile provides comfortable playing, its shorter scale (24.9") has a slightly softer string action that lends credence to more articulate techniques like fingerstyle but also creates ample projection and stability for strumming. Equipped with Fishman's fantastic F1 VT electronics, you can take this fantastic model one step further on stage.


-Model: 000-18E Retro
-Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
-Body Size: 000-14 Fret
-Top Material: Sitka Spruce
-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 Purfling/Strip: Style 18
-Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
-Binding: Faux Tortoise
-Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
-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 Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
-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: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
-Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
-Saddle: mCompensated White Tusq
-Saddle Radius: 16"
-Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
-Knob: Butterbean
-Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
-Bridge Pin Dots: White Plastic
-Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
-Case: Ply Hardshell
-Electronics: Fishman Aura VT

Why We Love Martin

Every Martin Guitar is a piece of music history. Inventors of the dreadnought guitar style, the Martin Guitar Company has built a legacy developing the world’s most coveted acoustic instruments for over 180 years. When you buy a Martin, you are buying an heirloom. That’s why we at Cream City Music love this iconic brand.