Geoff Muldaur ranks as one of the great musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and traditional music revival of the 1960s. In addition to his one-of-a-kind voice, his encyclopedic knowledge of American music, immaculate guitar playing, and impressive songs and arrangements have captivated two generations. Perhaps most exciting of all, his recent musical forays are among the most inventive of his career.
For several years, Geoff's guitar of choice has been a 1930s Martin 00 12-fret, one originally made for Hawaiian playing (with a raised nut and flush frets) and later converted to standard configuration. C.F. Martin is pleased to honor Geoff Muldaur by updating this elegant design, considered by many to be among the best sounding Martins ever made. The Martin 00-18H Geoff Muldaur Custom Edition takes the elements that make the originals such classics and adds some very tasty touches.
The Custom Edition features superb tonewoods and premium appointments throughout. The top of prized Adirondackspruce, the back and sides are crafted from genuine mahogany; the genuine mahogany neck is a traditional - but an untraditional and very comfortable low profile shape. While set-up for standard playing, this guitar showcases many of the appointments of the original Hawaiian model that inspired it. A spectacular soft sunburst graces the top, like the original, the 00-18H Geoff Muldaur Custom is a short (24.9") scale instrument, allowing easy fretting and easy "reach" for difficult chords. The headstock features tapered square slots and the back of the headstock bears the original "C.F Martin & Co., Nazareth, PA" pressure stamp.
Each 00-18H Geoff Muldaur Custom Edition guitar bears an interior label personally signed by Geoff Muldaur and Martin Chairman C.F. Martin IV, and numbered in sequence.
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