Martin Guitars

1950 Martin 00-18 Dark Top, Serial Number 116146

Serial number 116146 was stamped on August 11, 1950 and cleared final inspection on November 13 that year.

Guitars from the 1950s are rarely encountered with dark tops and only one from this batch of 25 guitars got the sunburst finish.

The tuners are Kluson K-210 machines with metal buttons.

Style 18 features:

Back and sides: Mahogany

Top: Sitka spruce

Purfling: Lines

Binding: Black celluloid

Other period features:

Brazilian rosewood fingerboard

Brazilian rosewood belly bridge

Dot fingerboard inlays

Steel T-bar neck reinforcement

Non-scalloped X-bracing

Style stamp

Decal on headstock

No "Made in USA" stamp on back of headstock

Photos courtesy of Steve Swan Guitars.

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