It would be hard to find a cleaner 50+ years old Martin than this 00-18. Thanks to a recent professional neck reset and refret, it plays like a new guitar. There are a few light pick marks to the top around the soundhole but that's about it for playing wear. The original black acetate pickguard has been changed to a factory-supplied replacement (the original black 'guards from this era curl up), and the Micarta saddle was replaced with one of bone. The finish is original throughout, the tuners and bridge are original as well. It has a remarkably full tone for a 00, smooth and balanced.