Get the comfort of a small body and the convenience of big sound with the Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar. From the toneful and classic combination of a spruce top and mahogany back and sides to the smooth ebony fretboard, the 000-18 offers amazing tone and playability. The 000-sized acoustic has a focused tone that compliments with any style of playing. If you're looking to add a new sound and vibe to your rig, then you need to check out the Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar.
The forward, balanced tone of the 000-18 comes from its Auditorium body style. This body style provides excellent projection and focus, perfect for competing with a banjo (which was a common combination in the '30s). The Auditorium body style also gives you well-balanced tone, making the 000-18 perfect for recording in your studio.
Whether you need to survive long recording sessions or plan to play out late into the night, you'll be glad you got a Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar. The 000-18 features a modified low-oval neck profile with the Performing Artist taper. Its slim profile is easy on your hand, allowing you to play those extended sessions in comfort. The shorter 24.9" scale length makes complex chord voicings easier to reach. And the smooth-playing ebony fretboard is comfortable and finished to perfection. Guitarists at Music Experience agree that the Martin 000-18 is perfectly suited for both fingerstyle and flatpicking.
Classic Martin guitars throughout history have used spruce tops and solid mahogany backs and sides to create enchanting tone, and you'll find the same premium tonewood combination on the Martin 000-18. Chosen as much for its look as its tone, solid spruce has a wide tonal range with excellent projection. And because it's a solid-wood top, the tone of your 000-18 will age gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.
Carrying a distinct vintage-inspired design and updated like the D-18 a few years ago, the redesigned 000-18 offers many of the features found in our pre-war era guitars. The 000-18, which has a beautiful aging toned top in spruce, is married with genuine mahogany back and sides. The body is edged with black binding and complemented with a polished finish. The 24.9” short scale model’s neck features a modified low oval profile with Performing Artist taper, with a width of 1-3/4” at the nut and 2-5/32” string spacing for easy playability. Nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs are found with a rosewood headplate, which displays a large old style Martin logo.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Shape||Auditorium 000 14-fret|
|Body Style||No Cutaway|
|Color||Natural with Aging Toner|
|Finish||Full High Gloss|
|Back & Sides Wood||Solid Genuine Mahogany|
Standard X-scalloped, Forward Shifted
|Neck Wood||Select Hardwood|
Modified Low Oval Profile with Performing Artist Taper
|Fingerboard Material||Solid Black Ebony|
Old Style 18
|Number of Frets||20 (total), 14 (clear)|
Nickel Open-geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
|Bridge Material||Solid Black Ebony|
|Bridge String Spacing||2 5/32"|
|Strings||Lifespan 2.0 92/8 Phosphor Bronze, .012-.054|
|Case Included||Hardshell Case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1000018 00018|