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1906 Martin 0-18
Rare Brazilian Gem, Signed inside! -
1906 Martin 0-18 guitar w/ original soft canvas case (opens at bottom); only 48 of these were made; in VG condition (7-8 tight cracks, only one small one on top and most of original finish); has date & “FHM” initials and 1906 date inside under top (Frank Henry Martin); refretted and some neck work (looks like orig. ebony fretboard was planed and rebuilt; back of neck likely oversprayed at some point); very clean inside; Spanish cedar neck has what appear to be original tuners and ebony nut, Adirondack spruce top and Braz. Rosewood (until 1917); 13.5 inches at lower bout; dot markers at 5/7/9 (correct for era); numbered, hand-notched wooden bridge pins; pyramid bridge appears to have have been taken off and re-installed, not sure if it is original (few are); no evidence of neck reset. Amazingly light and resonant! HAD ONE CRACK REPAIRED AND GUITAR SETUP. NO OTHER CRACKS NEED ATTN. AND ARE ALL TIGHT AND HAVE BEEN FOR THE 25 YEARS I”VE OWNED
Price: $5800 (USD)