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The Martin Custom Shop 000-18 VTS Sitka Spruce Top was designed exclusively for Empire Music by the Martin Guitars Custom Shop.
You will receive the exact guitar shown in this listing. Serial number: 2029810
Featuring a spectacular VTS Sitka Spruce Top, this Martin Custom Shop 000-18 VTS Sitka sounds incredible. The Vintage Tone System (VTS) is described by Martin Guitars as:
"The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and craftswomen to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments."
The Martin Custom Shop 000-18 VTS Sitka Spruce shares all of the traditional specifications of the 000-18 while adding the spectacular VTS Sitka Spruce Top with Gloss Natural Finish.
The stock Martin 000-18 is one of the most widely recognized guitars in music history. Our Custom Shop version will deliver the tone of a 000-18 from the greatest era of Pre-War models!
Featuring a Solid VTS Sitka Spruce Top and Solid Genuine Mahogany Back and Sides, the Martin Custom Shop 000-18 VTS Sitka Spruce offers amazing response and overtones. Its 000 body allows for precise tones that are full and balanced. This Custom Shop 000-18 easily handles a variety of styles from fingerstyle to strumming. The quick response is immediately noticeable and the fantastic headroom allows for dynamics usually reserved for guitars twice its size.
Designed with a hand done Dovetail neck joint and 1/4" scalloped bracing, the Martin 000-18 is built with Martin's most demanding techniques. These appointments allow for the most tone and sustain.
The Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper Neck Shape, Nickel Open-Geared Tuners w/ Butterbean Knobs, Solid Ebony Fretboard, Solid Ebony Bridge, Bone Nut and Bone Saddle show Martin's commitment to making the 000-18 with the highest quality materials available to the industry.
Finally, the Martin Custom Shop 000-18 VTS Sitka Spruce is finished in a spectacular all-gloss natural finish.
Including the Factory Lifetime Warranty, Factory Hardshell Case and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, the Martin Custom Shop 000-18 VTS Sitka Spruce will deliver both amazing tone and a slice of Martin's sonic history to any collection!
We are proud to be a Martin Guitars Custom Shop Retailer.
Please call Joe Ravita at Empire Music @ 412-343-5299 for more information.
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