Martin 000-18E Retro Electro-Acoustic Guitar

3,049.00 RRP 3,335.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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  • Natural Finish w/ Cherry Back and Sides
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  • 20-Fret Ebony Fingerboard
  • Martin's Groundbreaking Retro Series

Martin 000-18E Retro Electro-Acoustic Guitar


The Martin 000-18E Retro Electro-Acoustic Guitar has a Solid Sitka Spruce top with the back and sides crafted from solid genuine Mahogany. Also featuring an Ebony fingerboard with 20 frets and an elegant natural finish.

Product Ref: 43140

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Reminiscient of the Mahoagny auditorium guitars from the pre-war era, the Martin 000-18E Retro is part of the huge advancements Martin has made in the field of amplified, acoustic sound. This guitar is based upon a 1940 14-fret 000-18 guitar donated from the Martin Museum collection recreating the classic style and sound. The 000-18E Retro is a short scale model producing a clear and responsive tone suited to stage or studio use. The modern performance and playability of the 18E Retro is sure to make it a modern classic.


Body & Bridge

  • Model: 000-18E Retro
  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Old Style 18
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4''
  • Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: Style 18
  • Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: none
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Tortoise Brown
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ White Inlay
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid East 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: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 - Green Abalone
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
  • Finish Neck: Satin

Electronics & Hardware

  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura Plus Retro
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Nickel V97-18NA Sta Tite
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100)