Martin 00-18 Steve Howe
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In 1999 Martin produced a limited edition of 250 guitars designated at the 00-18SH Steve Howe signature model. The long time guitarist of Yes fame has played a 1953 model 00-18 as his main acoustic since the very beginning of his career. This limited edition features most of the design elements of Steve's own guitar. A specially selected Englemann spruce top is matched to solid mahogany back and sides. The top is finished in a vintage toner and set off by tortoise binding and pickguard. Original style rosette and inlays from 1953 are used, as is vintage style chrome Kluson tuners. Steve Howe and C.F. Martin have personally signed the labels and Steve's signature is also delicately inlayed at the 18th fret. Bone nut and saddle contribute to a sound that is pure small bodied vintage Martin and the detail and finish work is exquisite.