Martin Guitars Wildwood Spec Custom Shop 000-18 - Quilted Sapele
Sonic EvaluationYour eyes do not deceive you: this is a Custom Shop 000 with gorgeous quilted sapele back and sides with a Style 45 Rosette and a Style 45 Inlays. Why? Well, we thought it would look awesome, and there's no adult supervision at Wildwood Spec to tell us no, so why not? This decked-out 000-18 has a different voice than the others because of those beautiful back and sides, too. Sapele is warm and punchy like mahogany, but it has more top-end chime, which coats the high-end of each chord in a lovely sparkly sheen. The Adirondack spruce top has also undergone Martin's Vintage Tone System treatment, which basically torrefies the moisture out of the wood and ages the guitar prematurely, giving it the same chemical composition as a vintage Martin. It all makes for a woody, warm, punchy-sounding guitar with a little extra sparkle.
It's also as versatile as it is beautiful. Fingerstlye players will fall in love with its round attack, its warmth, its pure fundamental response, and its exceptional note separation. Flatpickers will dig it for its powerful midrange punch, its well-mannered yet booming low-end, and its trebles, which have juuuuuuust the right amount of jangle. If you like to do both, you're in luck! Anyone looking for an elegant-looking Martin with a workhorse personality and a warm, woody voice will love this audacious 000-18!
|Model||Custom Shop Wildwood Spec 000-Sapele|
|Body Type||000-14 Fret|
|Adhesive||100% Hide Glue Construction|
|Finish||Thin Nitro Finish|
|Bracing||Scalloped Golden-Era 5/16" Adirondack Spruce|
|Top Wood||VTS Adirondack Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||Quilted Sapele|
|Back & Sides Finish||Polished Gloss|
|Neck Wood||Genuine Mahogany|
|Neck Dimensions||.830 1st - .920 9th|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Style 45 Abalone Snowflakes|
|Width at Nut||1-3/4"|
|Tuners||Gold Waverlys with Butterbean Knobs|
|Bridge Style||1930-Style Belly|
|Bridge Material||Black Ebony|
|Saddle||Compensated Bone/Long/Drop-In/16" Radius|
|Case||Authentic Series Premium Hardshell Case|
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