Located in Portland



A 2002 Martin OMC-18VLJ Laurence Juber Signature Guitar in Gloss Natural finish.

The Laurence Juber models from Martin have the ideal combination of body size, string spacing, and neck width for fingerstyle playing.  This one is in excellent condition and has been set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech so its playing marvelously.  All the finest components from Waverly tuners to Adirondack Spruce top.  Cutaway body provides easy access to higher frets.  This is a great guitar and has all the tone and playability any fingerstyle player could want.  Comes with its original hard shell case.


I had developed a friendship with Dick Boak at Martin Guitars, the head of artist relations at the company. In 2001, with Dick’s help, I ordered a custom shop Martin OM18 with a cutaway and an Adirondack spruce top, a wood characteristic of guitars built before 1940.

It arrived on the day I was at Capitol Studios recording my Different Times album and, when I went back to finish recording the next morning,

I took it with me. It was so newly-hatched that the lacquer finish on the wood was still venting fumes. Undeterred, I immediately, albeit slightly dizzIly, put it to use on the album’s title track to great effect.

I called Dick a few days later raving about the guitar. He asked me how I would feel about making it my artist signature model.

How could I say no?

In the course of 16 years, they have offered editions in mahogany, Brazilian rosewood, Indian rosewood, Madagascar rosewood, Big Leaf maple and koa. All have Adirondack (Red) Spruce tops and are built to the same basic specifications, so differences in weight and sound are characteristic of the woods used in that specific instrument. I’ve toured and recorded with these various incarnations and it is an honor to be associated with the company.


Nickel Waverly Tuners

1 3/4" Bone Nut

Mahogany Neck with 25.4" Scale Length

V-Shaped Neck Depth .89" at First Fret and 1.35" at Twelfth Fret

20 Tall Medium Frets in Excellent Condition

Ebony Fingerboard with 16" Radius

Ebony Bridge with Bone Saddle

Adirondack Spruce Top with Mahogany Back and Sides in Gloss Natural Finish

Weight 3 lbs 13 oz

Original Hard Shell Case

Serial Number 870217


Year : 2002
Model : OMC-18VLJ Laurence Juber Signature Guitar
Finish : Gloss Natural
Case : Original Hard Shell Case
Weight : 3 lbs 13 oz
Condition : Excellent