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Martin Custom Shop 000-18 1937 Stage 1 Aging Ambertone (749)

The all-new Custom Shop 000-18 1937 gives players the sonic qualities of the Authentic Series paired with the everyday value of a trusty workhorse guitar. Regarded as the cornerstone of performance and sound, Martin’s highly prized 1937 models set the bar for generations of instruments that followed. This guitar features a clear vintage gloss Adirondack spruce top, genuine mahogany back and sides, scalloped bracing, hide glue and cloth strip construction, and an adjustable truss rod, capturing the look, feel, and sound of some of the finest guitars ever made.

The Custom Shop 000-18 1937 is also available with light aging in either natural or ambertone finishes. Stage 1 aging lacks the heavy wear and tear of a well-worn instrument and instead features the light checking inspired by those rare guitars that were simply kept in a case and tucked away for decades. It bears the marks of time but not the heavy wear common on newly aged guitars.

Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X-Brace
Scale Length: 24.9"
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Top Material: Adirondack Spruce
Neck Shape: Authentic 1937
Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
Electronics: No
Top Color: Vintage Toner
Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged
Binding: Brown Tortoise Pattern
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/4''
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: None
Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Bridge Pin Dots: None
Pickguard Inlay: None
Saddle: Bone
Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: 16"
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: East Indian Rosewood
Back Inlay Material: None
Heelcap: Ebony
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: Brown Tortoise Pattern
Side Inlay Material: None
Endpiece Inlay: None
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany with Aging Toner
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: Antique White
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
Tuning Machines: Aged Waverly Nickel Open Back
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Knob: Butterbean
Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate Binding Material: None
Case: Ply Hardshell
Left-handed Availability: true
Label: None