Martin's shaded-top finishes of the early 1930s, which the company refused to call "sunburst" because that was a Gibson term, are delightfully tasteful. This type of coloring only lasted a few years before Martin switched to more abrupt shading, but fast-forward to modern times and once they had an example in the Martin Museum the company wasted little time in recreating it for these Authentic reissues of the 1933 OM-18. Thanks to the torrefied Adirondack top and careful construction based on 1933 specs, this OM sounds impressive as well. Thankfully Martin did not use solid bar-stock frets, but that's about the only detail from 1933 they didn't capture and we're glad they did not (bar stock frets are notorious for not remaining level). There's a little light fret wear, and a few small marks to the finish, but both the guitar and the Authentic Series case are in better-than-excellent condition.

stock no. 58273

ModelOM-18 Authentic 1933 sunburst
TopAdirondack spruce VTS
Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 3/8"
Bridge materialBlack ebony
Fretboard MaterialBlack ebony
Neck materialGenuine mahogany
BindingBlack Boltaron
Neck profileAuthentic 1933 barrel and heel
InlayOld style 18
Total frets20
BracingStandard X scalloped (authentic style) - circa 1933
RosetteOld style 18
TunersWaverly nickel 8060 with butterbean knobs
FinishPolished gloss with aging toner, 1933 Chris Hillman shaded top
CaseOrig Hard
Serial No2235667