Eastwood Guitars Eastwood EM-18 Natural Featured
Eastwood Guitars Eastwood EM-18 Natural Full Front
Eastwood Guitars Eastwood EM-18 Natural Featured
Eastwood Guitars Eastwood EM-18 Natural Full Front

Eastwood EM-18 - DEPOSIT

Regular price $200.00 USD

Only -5 in stock!


$1,000.00 USDraised of $2,400.00 USD goal

41% funded

Final price will be $1279 USD (additional fees may apply for shipments outside the USA). Your deposit will count against this final price. Place your deposit NOW to make sure this project becomes a reality! Shipping ETA: December 2021

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If anyone were to ask you to name a high-end acoustic guitar brand, chances are that "Martin" would pop-up front and center. After all, the name "Martin Guitars" has been synonymous with quality acoustic guitars for over a century now. But something that's often overlooked or forgotten is the fact that Martin has taken a couple of runs at the electric guitar market over time. 

In 1979, Martin launched their E-Series of electric guitars which included the top-of-the-line EM-18. Although these guitars carried the same unmistakable quality and craftsmanship as their acoustics, they just never quite caught on. Less than 1500 of these were built, and production stopped a short 2 years after it began. We could go on about their history, but to keep things brief here's a great article that's already put it all into words.

Today, 40 years later, guitarists are discovering these gems and raving about them. But they're almost impossible to find, and if you do...you better be ready to shell out $2000+ for one! 

That's where we come in. We plan to pay tribute to this high-quality guitar in great detail, including alternating maple/mahogany strips on the body, coil splitting and phase switching. And, the final price will come in under $1300USD. The only thing we're not confident about is the headstock shape... let us know in the comments if you'd rather see that changed!

**NOTE** Images shown are of an original EM-18, not prototypes. They are shown only as a reference for our intended design.

Features & Specs
  • COLOR: Natural
  • BODY: Maple/Mahogany 
  • NECK: Set Mahogany, Modern C Shape, dual truss rod
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood, 22 Frets
  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.5"
  • WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8 "
    Neck:  Valco Custom Super2

    Bridge: Valco Custom Super2
  • SWITCHING: 3-Way Toggle, Coil Split, Phase Switch
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
  • HARDWARE: Gotoh Nickel/Chrome, Wrap-around bridge
Case Fit
  • Premium Soft Case: Standard Guitar  Optional Add-On 
    *Please do not purchase add-ons with your deposit. These can be purchased when finalizing the order.* 

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Add a Question/Comment
  • can tis be part of a payment option? don't have 1700 all at once.

    Hey Robert,

    So, we only need the $200USD up-front deposit on this one right now, as a Custom Project. When your guitar is ready, we will need to collect the remaining balance of $1079USD. This remaining balance can be paid for via any of our accepted payment methods, including financing.

  • The ol' butcher block esthetic! You think the EM-18 is rare? Try to find an E-28 or EB-28. 217 of the basses were sold, fewer than that of the guitars. One knowledgeable source puts that number at less than 200. The 28's had neck-through construction, all mahogany with mahogany wings, ebony fingerboards, early Seymour Duncan pickups, active tone controls, active/passive and phase switches and Schaller hardware. And yes, that goofy headstock. You guys keep it, though, that's what screams out that it's a Martin. Per C F Martin IV, to the best of his knowledge I'm the only original owner of a matched pair E-28 and EB-28. The 28's also had carved tops and were considerably lighter than the 18's as a result. Here's to you success in reviving this one.

    Totally! Who knows, if this one takes off then maybe a 28 of sorts is next on the chopping block.


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