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2003 Martin 000-18MC Martin Carthy Signature Acoustic - #28 of 84


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2003 Martin 000-18MC Martin Carthy Signature Acoustic - #28 of 84
2003 Martin 000-18MC Martin Carthy Signature Acoustic in very good condition.  Very limited run, # 28 of only 84 made.  Includes some of Carthy's unique appointments, including the zero fret, tortoise binding with white pinstriping, vintage-style v-shaped neck with 1-3/4" nut, and brass bridge pins for the 3 treble strings.  Original bridge pins and strap buttons have been replaced with fossilized mammoth ivory ones, with the original 3 brass ones included.  Very light wear, only a couple of small dings, and no cracks or issues.  Plays and sounds great - includes hard shell case.  Some specs:

Model: 000-18MC (Martin Carthy)
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Old Style 18
Top Bracing Pattern: 000-14 Free
Top Braces: Non-Scalloped 1/4”
Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Back Purfling: Style 18
Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Endpiece: Tortoise Color
Endpiece Inlay: B/W Boltaron
Binding: Tortoise Color
Top Inlay Style: B/W/B/W/B Boltaron
Side Inlay: B/W Boltaron
Back Inlay: B/W Boltaron
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified V
Nut Material: White Micarta
Headstock: Solid/Square/Tapered
Headplate: Solid Indian Rosewood
Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 24.9
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4”
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4”
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 – Abalone Pearl
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss/Dark Mahogany Stain
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Semi Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/4”
Saddle: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel w/ Butterbean Knobs
Bridge & End Pins: Brass Pins for Treble Strings, Black w/Abalone Dots for Bass Strings
Pickguard: I-03 Tortoise Color (OM18 Style)
Interior Label: Personally Signed by Martin Carthy and C. F. Martin IV- Numbered In Sequence