The 000-18 as we know it today was reintroduced to the Martin lineup in 1934, after years of variations of the Style 18 model from the mid 18th century onwards. This Spruce top, 000 body sized design is the most recognisable iteration of this guitar, and has been used throughout the years by countless acoustic guitar players, with it's beautifully balanced sound and understated look. This 1972 Martin 000-18 is a great example of a later period 000-18. Constructed from a Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, this guitar is a particularly lightweight and resonant example for an early '70s 000 model, with a top wood that has nicely aged over the years. This model also features the black pick guard and binding as found on these later models.
This guitar is in very good condition, and has had then kind of play wear you would expect to see on an acoustic of this age, with some very minor play wear around the sound hole. This guitar has benefitted from both a professional neck reset a few years ago, and as such is wonderfully playable with plenty of years left in it. There has been some repair work done to the upper left corner of the top wood and the corresponding side area, but this has been very well done and is hardly visible.
As with all our vintage instruments, this 1972 000-18 has been given a full service by the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.