Serial #102299

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Model: 000-18
Built: 1947
Entry Date: 05-06-2008
Source: EBay
Contributor: elephantfan85
Comments:
   "Vintage CF Martin Guitar. Model 000-18 serial number 102299 which dates it to 1947. I honestly really don't know much about guitars. So Please ask questions. I went over this thing about 20 times looking for any flaws. There is a crack at the bridge which runs almost to the sound hole but stops short of it. there are two cracks on the back one aprx 4" and the other aprx 2 3/4".The neck might be cracked but I can't really tell I took a closeup of it. It doesn't show on the other side. There is a spot which may be a small crack on the front but its hard to tell. One of the tuner knobs is bent, I think they are all original. It has nicks and scratches throughout. I'm picking this apart because I know they are really sought after.The bridge and neck looks good there are no cracks in either. It has a tortoise pick guard and tortoise ribbon which runs all the way around it front and back. It still booms, I had a friend look at it and he says it still sounds good. IT measures 39 1/2" tall, 15 " acroos the widest bottom and 11 1/2 across the widest top, It is 4 1/4" deep. It was obviously played alot and shows its age. Its over 60 years old they only made about 5000 of them. A lot of the vintage Martin's usually have some sort of repair this one just hasn't been fixed yet."
   Aking Price:: $4,200 (Buy It Now)

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