1928 Martin 0-18KH
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For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 1928 Martin 0-18K.
The Martin 0-18KH (for Hawaiian) was built in Nazareth Pennsylvania for only two years between 1927 and 1928. Intended for use as a slide guitar these were built for and used by the Hawaiian music community, a style of music which was very popular that time.
Martin utilized the parlor’ size 0 body, the 0-18K used Hawaiian Koa for the top, sides and back, Central American Mahogany for the neck with a plain and unbound Ebony fingerboard and Ebony bridge. At the time this example was built straight Bar frets were still used. A slotted peghead was used to allow for greater downbearing at the nut and better support of the tuning gear posts.
This instrument was recently converted to Spanish style with new bar frets, neck reset and radiused fingerboard by our luthier Taras Andre. It plays amazingly and sounds fabulous.
It's beautifully figured Koa top is crack free and is lovely to behold and play!
All photos are original and not stock photos.
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