Hey, Good Lookin! A Hank Special!

Hank Williams, Clarence White, Elvis, Johnny Cash, the list goes on of highly regarded historical music figures who have played these guitars.  This 1957 Martin D-18 looks like they all played on it at some point… and we dig it. When this guitar came in it had seen better days but one familiar tone rang through the back hallway here.  It was that unmistakable Martin sound that we have heard on countless records.  Well…. like an old dog we brought her in, washed her ears out, and gave her a new home on our wall. 

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The thing I love most about old acoustics like this one is that with all the years of playing, drying out, cracks, etc… they still sing in a way you cannot replicate.  Many of my own acoustics, mainly my 60’s Gibsons, sound amazing with 6 to 7 repaired top cracks in them. With this one we were happy to see that there were no replaced parts or poor repairs. Tom did a neck reset on this D-18 and repositioned the original bridge.  When it came out of the shop, the staff all took it for a ride. Within seconds there was a honky tonk ho-down in Brooklyn.  Take a look at some up close pictures HERE

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