Is this a Martin 5-18? Well, yes and no. It's certainly not quite like the 5-18 models that Martin made from the late 1940s through to recent years, instead think "5-18" but in the Vintage Series, as this has an ebony fingerboard and bridge, scalloped top bracing, faux tortoiseshell binding and pickguard, etc. In other words, Martin's Custom Shop reached back to the early 1940s specs, so it both looks and sounds more impressive than a typical recent 5-18, especially the bass response. With its easy under-21.5 inch string scale and baritone ukulele size, this is the handiest Martin guitar of all (and for you history buffs Marty Robbins played one). In nearly perfect condition with original black TKL case, Martin badge on the side.

stock no. 58277

ModelCustom Shop 18-Style 5 Size
TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesSolid Genuine Mahogany
Frets to body12
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length21.38"
Bridge spacing2 1/8"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialGenuine Mahogany
Neck profileSize 5 shape
InlayStyle 18 green abalone dot
Total frets18
Bracing scalloped 1/4" X bracing
BindingFaux tortoise
TunersNickel open-back
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No2078370