This 1959 is a rare find, one out of only 593 instruments manufactured from 1959 to 1964. This first year model is an electric version of the 00-18 Grand Concert acoustic guitar. The 00-18E is fitted with DeArmond electronics, including a DynaSonic alnico single coil pickup, DeArmond pots (Volume/Tone), and knobs. The solid spruce top is thicker with heftier bracing for the added weight of the electronics and to minimize feedback.
This guitar shows very little play wear and is 100% original, including the factory electronics, tuners, knobs, finish, frets, the original hard-shell case, and even the original warranty paperwork. An outstanding instrument that plays great, and has many more years of life to share.
Serial number 168463
Mahogany neck, rosewood fret board dot inlays and side dot markers
00-18 size body spruce top mahogany back and sides. Rosewood bridge
Excellent condition made in the USA