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
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