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Martin's groundbreaking Retro Series represents the most significant advancement of our era in amplified acoustic sound. Based upon a beautiful 1940 14-fret 000-18 "donor" guitar from the Martin Museum collection, the 000-18E Retro produces clear and expressive response for stage or studio use. Standing as the long awaited addition of short scale model to Martin's popular Retro line, the 000-18E may be the guitar that every acoustic blues guitarist looking for a stage worthy pickup system has been waiting for. With modern performance and playability, the 000-18E Retro offers the visual and tonal integrity of the mahogany auditorium guitars from the pre-war era.
CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret
TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce with Aging Toner
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Scalloped, "X" Bracing
BACK/SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval w/ Performing Artist Taper
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
SCALE LENGTH: 24.9"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-3/4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8"
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-5/32"
SADDLE: 16" Radius/Compensated White Tusq
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin SP Phosphor Bronze Light (MSP4100)
BRIDGE & END PINS: Black Plastic with White Plastic Dots
CASE: Martin 433 Hardshell
ELECTRONICS: Fishman Aura VT