Martin Guitars

1937 Martin 00-18H Guitar (Dark Top), Serial Number 65836

Serial number 65836 was stamped on March 18, 1937 and cleared final inspection on June 17 that year.

Like all 00-18H guitars it originally had a flat fingerboard, raised nut and saddle and a "dark top" (sunburst) finish.

Also, like many 00-18H guitars it has been converted to Spanish playing by replacing the flat fingerboard with a rounded fingerboard and raised frets, lowering the nut and adding a slanted saddle.

Style 18 features:

Back and sides: Mahogany

Top: Red spruce (Adirondack)

Purfling: Lines

Binding: Black celluloid

Other period features:

Scalloped X-bracing

Ebony fingerboard

Ebony belly bridge

Ebony bar neck reinforcement

1-7/8" neck width at nut

Tortoiseshell celluloid pick guard

Dot fingerboard inlays

Decal on front of headstock

No C. F. Martin stamp on back of headstock

Style stamp

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