Martin 00-18V Review

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  • Fantastic full tone from a small instrument.

  • By Michael in San Anantone on Feb 3, 2012 | 7 out of 7 found it helpful
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  • Pros: This guitar has a rich full sound, a thick bass response, piano like trebles, and what can only be described as the Martin sound in spades. This small bodied wonder produces a large amount of volume for such a comfortable sized guitar. It amazes ever
  • Cons: The only real complaint is the fact that Martin uses plastic bridge pins on high end guitars. The woods are all quality so why platic pins?
  • Experience: I own it
  • I bought this guitar to write songs on at home. My main gigging guitar is 2009 Martin D18 Golden Era sunburst. I find that due to the comfortable size and wonderful, full rich sound, I cant put this guitar down. It keeps sounding better and better, everyone that sees it plays it and everyone is in wonder at the amazing volume and sweet tone that comes from this little wonder. Great for finger style,and handles a flat pick like a champ. Not the ideal bluegrass guitar, but Norman Blake played a small bodied guitar and he is considered a legend..The tone woods are amazing as well. Figured tight grained sitka spruce top, beautiful genuine mahogany B/S and what looks to be a mahogany neck, one piece, with no wings.Beautiful Ebony fingerboard and bridge, and a beautiful old style case. The vintage series are truly treasures in tone and appearance. Only top shelf woods are selected and they use old style 1/4 braces deeply scalloped, which account for the delicious tone. The bridge spacing is wider, has a soft V neck, and 1 3/4 neck, very comfortable to play .In summary this is an amazing instrument you can play and own for a life time.

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