Martin HD-18JB Jimmy Buffett Signature


On consignment, is a 1998 Martin HD Jimmy Buffet Signature in great condition considering its age. Verified by Martin & Topaz Guitar Repair (Nevada’s only Martin authorized technician) Stamp# 397 of #424. One owner who has loved and appreciated the craftsmanship of this beautiful piece of art.


This 1998 HD-18JB Jimmy Buffet Signature has some prestige behind it. Originally the first ten HD-18JB’s were taken by Jimmy to give out to his band. This one (#8) was given to Greg “Fingers” Taylor, Jimmy Buffett’s harmonica player in which he then lost in a divorce from his then wife. This guitar was then put up for sale on eBay by Taylor’s ex wife back in 2013. Conversations and transcripts from eBay back in 2013 explaining the origin of the guitar come with this HD-18JB.


The Herringbone trim on this guitar is gorgeous and really pops. The combination of solid mahogany and Sitka spruce and shifted forward X bracing really makes this guitar shine. The best way to describe the sound of the guitar is precise, clear and fills the room with sustain, wampth and notes from what Martin does best!. This is a rare find as not many were made and very few if any on the market currrently.


Tech notes: This guitar is in great condition for its age. When it arrived, the bridge was slightly lifting and needed a reset, had some wear in the frets from play so a fret level, crown dress and polish was performed and setup to Martin factory standards. There are a few dings from regular wear/play. Upon purchase, this guitar will be restrung and setup to compliment the buyers playing style. Please call or text 415.497.7668 with any questions or email [email protected].


Finish Details: Natural
Body Material: Solid Mahagony
Body Size: 14 Fret
Body Style: Dreadnought
Bracing: Scalloped 5/16th
Nut Width  1 11/16th
Fingerboard Material: Ebony fingerboard with Style 42 abalone inlays
Neck Shape:  Low Profile
Scale Length: 25.4″ Inches
Neck Material: Mahogany neck with white side-dots
Binding: Grained Ivoriod
Headstock:  Rosewood headstock veneer with abalone palm tree inlay
Hardware: Original