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USED Martin/0-18K made in 1928 [03]

Serial Number : 35059

[SN 35059] USED Martin/0-18K made in 1928 [03]

Item Code: 03-2800001039676
Condition: USED
Store: [03] ochanomizu

Regular price $3,311.00 USD
Regular price $3,375.00 USD Sale price $3,311.00 USD
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'Made before the war! 0-18K in original Hawaiian setup!"

Made in 1928. One of the Hawaiian guitars (steel guitars) Martin produced for the unprecedented Hawaiian boom. It has a round neck, but with a tall nut and flush frets. While many steel guitars were converted to Spanish style after the mainstay of steel guitars was replaced by electric guitars, this guitar retains its original Hawaiian style. The body is made of Hawaiian koa, and the top and back have relatively clear tiger grain for a Style 18. There are some dents, scratches, weather checks, paint deterioration, yellowing of pegs, and rust on metal parts, but considering the age of the instrument, the appearance is clean enough. The neck is bent forward and the top is bulged, but there is no problem to play Hawaiian style guitar, and it can be said that it is average condition of existing prewar Hawaiian guitars.
The sound is excellent, with a vintage-like dead resonance and the sweet, melting tone of an acoustic Hawaiian guitar that will enchant you as you play. The tone is similar to that of Hawaiian guitars with a hollow neck like the Weisenborn series, but this guitar has a richer sustain and a more cohesive sound, perhaps due to its round neck. It makes you want to play it forever. The beautiful grain of the koa makes this guitar a joy to hold.
With the recent resurgence in popularity of acoustic steel guitars, this is a valuable piece.
For beginners, we will give a lecture on how to play. We can also give you a demonstration. Please feel free to contact us (reservation required).

Top: Hawaiian Koa
Side & Back: Hawaiian Koa
Fingerboard & Bridge:Ebony

Year of manufacture: 1928
Attachment:Non-genuine hard case


Top:Hawaiian Koa
Side&Back:Hawaiian Koa


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Founded in 1938, Ishibashi Music Corporation is one of the busiest and most respected Musical Instrument retail chains in Japan. The company is highly regarded world wide as a reliable seller of top quality secondhand items too. We have over 13 stores around Japan including Tokyo, Yokohama, Chiba, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima,Fukuoka and Shanghai(China). Ishibashi Music Corporation also handles large amounts of NEW, USED and VINTAGE instruments.

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Ishibashi Music Corporation is one of the largest and most respected Musical Instrument retail chain stores in Japan. The company is highly regarded world wide as a reliable seller of top quality USED and VINTAGE instruments.

Domestically the Ishibashi Music Corporation also handles a large amount of NEW inside of Japan. We have over 11 stores around Japan including Tokyo, Yokohama, Chiba, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka. Not all of the items you purchase from us are in our Shibuya store in Tokyo where we do all of our international communications from.

Please be patient while we do inter-company transfers on your items. The usual wait time for our shipping is 7 to 10 days worldwide. We are open from 10:00am until 6:00pm (Tokyo time zone)


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