Mudcat Café message #2031726 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100848   Message #2031726
Posted By: GUEST,felix
21-Apr-07 - 02:14 AM
Thread Name: Martin 00 wanted.
Subject: RE: Martin 00 wanted.
serial number of this martin 00-18 is 16845.

what i don't know: how can you determine if a particular guitar is braced for gut vs. steel strings? i have studied quite a few books on martin guitars but never seen any specs for the bracing bar widths/depth (only for position of the x or scalloped vs. non-scalloped shape etc.). i have read that the martin model 18 specs were changed to steel string bracing by 1923 as a standard but apparently steel was available as an option before. any ideas?

guest has contacted me directly.

i will be on holiday for 2 weeks and not on the net - i will check back beginning of may...