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
InlayOld style 18
BracingStandard X scalloped (authentic style) - circa 1933
Neck profileAuthentic 1933 barrel and heel
RosetteOld style 18
Total frets20
TunersWaverly nickel 8060 with butterbean knobs
FinishPolished gloss with aging toner, 1933 Chris Hillman shaded top
CaseOrig Hard
Serial No2235667
BindingBlack Boltaron