1955 Martin D-18 guitar

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Hammertime
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1955 Martin D-18 guitar

Post by Hammertime » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:51 am

1955 Martin D-18 guitar, very good condition, newer black hardshell Martin case. SERIOUS INQUIRIES only please. I can provide all details of the guitar at robertallen2@comcast.net. $4000.....no need to lowball. Guitar is located in Delaware.

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Re: 1955 Martin D-18 guitar

Post by Hammertime » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:49 am

FYI, this guitar was recently appraised at $5000 by Fred Oster, Vintage Instruments, Philadelphia, Pa., for insurance purposes and re-sale. He assigned it a "very good" condition, and inspected it for over 30 minutes. Fred Oster was referred to me by Matt Sysko, Martin guitar rep. at the factory in Nazareth, Pa.

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Re: 1955 Martin D-18 guitar

Post by wineaux » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:50 pm

This is a very fair price. I bought a 1955 D-18 in the middle of last year and paid $5500 for it. Good luck with the sale, Bob.
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Re: 1955 Martin D-18 guitar

Post by Hammertime » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:39 am

Good to hear from you Dave. I've had this guitar for 50 years and it gets little or no playing time now. I'd really like to see a good player get it (for a change), but I have not initiated an aggressive sales campaign yet. Gonna try Craigslist next, I expect. I'm 77 now and I don't want to leave this guitar's destiny up to my heirs. You never know how that will turn out.

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Re: 1955 Martin D-18 guitar

Post by Hammertime » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:17 pm

The guitar was sold today to a fellow from Reading, Pa. Great player and nice guy to boot. FYI, he was the first person to examine the guitar and play it. We even managed to get in a two hour jam, but I think he was sold the first ten minutes. Thanks to all for looking.

Bob Allen

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