Martin Guitars

1953 Martin 00-18 Guitar, Serial Number 134066

Serial number 134066 was stamped on December 4, 1953 and cleared final inspection on February 26, 1954.

The tuners are Waverly 5038D machines with rounded metal buttons.

Style 18 features:

Back and sides: Mahogany

Top: Red spruce (Vermont)

Purfling: Lines

Binding: Tortoiseshell celluloid

Backstripe: None

Other period features:

Straight X-bracing

Brazilian rosewood fingerboard

Brazilian rosewood belly bridge

Steel T-bar neck reinforcement

1-11/16" 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

Photos courtesy of Steve Swan Guitars.

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