This 1926 Martin O-18K is made from gorgeous Koa wood.
It was built as an original stock Steel String guitar.
These guitars have a lovely bell like tone that is well suited to a variety of musical styles.
They record incredibly well .
This particular guitar has been played a lot!
It needs some attention before really being playable: a neck reset, a replacement bridge and a new nut, as well as cleating of two very short back cracks. ( please see the pictures, the cracks are very difficult to photograph. )...
There are a myriad of small dings , but no cracks that I can find in the neck , sides or top.
The original bar frets have small divets, but I think could stand a mill.
The ebony fretboard is is reasonable condition, with no deep divets or cracks..
The lovely original tuners ( I think they are waverlys) are in very nice shape except that one tuner shaft needs straightening. but it still works fine.
These Koa Martins are scarce and desireable instruments,
The current 2011 Vintage Guitar Guide quotes 3500 - 4000. for a 1926 O--18K
This one needs some love, but is available for Much less!
Sold AS IS and as pictured.
The bridge plate appears to be in fine condition, and there are no loose braces.
Will be supplied with a Geib chipboard case that certainly is not original , nor does it fit well. However, the guitar will be extremely well packed.
This is a NO RESERVE AUCTION, with an opening bid of ninety nine cents.
Please look at all of the pictures, click on them to enlarge....
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