Instrument Details

1931 Martin OM-18 Mahogany/Adirondack (Red)
$25,745$24,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Martin
Product Year
1931
Model
OM-18
Serial #
45325
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5274
Condition
Very Good. Recently restored by our very own repair staff with a neck reset, new fingerboard, bridge, nut, and saddle, pickguard released and reglued, several cracks across body (all cleated and stabilized). Typical play wear and finish checking for a vintage Martin.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.375 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

One of the holy grails of Martin: a 1931 OM-18. Freshly restored to peak playing condition by our very own repair staff, this OM-18 has the voice of a well-seasoned angel over 80 years in the making, but the hot-off-the-presses playability of a new instrument! Weighing in at a lean 3lb 3oz, this OM-18 has an immense voice; the bass is dry and pronounced, and those treble strings crackle with energy.

It's always a joy when we have the opportunity to bring these vintage gems back into the limelight, and this one is particularly successful crowd pleaser: everyone who lays hands on it has been blown away by the huge, clean tone. It practically plays itself with an impressive responsive and energetic fundamental.

The definition of a cannon. For such a lightweight guitar, the voice is immense! If this hangs around the shop for long, it's going to be difficult to not buy it up for myself.I love it when we can restore vintage Martins for the combination of old-school tone and excellent playability. Our repair team knocked it out of the park (figuratively)!
 
There's just nothing quite like a 1931 OM-18. I love the necks on these guitars and the tone is perfectly balanced. The guitar also weighs next to nothing. This one is a great "player" guitar and is set up perfectly. I would love to own one of these some day.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
MAHOGANY

One of the holy grails of Martin: a 1931 OM-18. Freshly restored to peak playing condition by our very own repair staff, this OM-18 has the voice of a well-seasoned angel over 80 years in the making, but the hot-off-the-presses playability of a new instrument!
 

The definition of a cannon. For such a lightweight guitar, the voice is immense!
 
There's just nothing quite like a 1931 OM-18. I love the necks on these guitars and the tone is perfectly balanced.
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