1937 Martin 00-18 Shade Top
Posted on January 29 2021
This clean 1937 Martin 00-18 shade top came in recently from the the grandson of its original owner (now sold - thank you!). It's a fabulous example of what Martin's catalog called a "dark top" finish which was applied at no additional charge. This beautifully preserved example still has its original yellow hang tag, catalog, chip board case, and picture with its original owner.
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This vintage 1937 Martin 00-18 dark top has survived in amazing unmodified condition. I purchased the guitar from the grandson and great grandson of its original owner in Elkhart, Indiana. It was a long drive but I was happy to be able to acquire the guitar! After the cash was exchanged, we paused for a bit to commemorate the occasion.