Martin 1941 00-18 Owned by James Cagney SN: 80766 w/HSC
A true piece of American History, this 1941 Martin 00-18 was owned by iconic American Actor, James Cagney. This guitar was auctioned off alongside property from the estate of James Cagney through the William Doyle Gallery in New York City in 1992 and comes with the original auction book as well. This guitar is in incredible shape, with the only modifications being an updated bone saddle. This guitar has been thoroughly checked over and fully set up by our luthiers and is ready to be an endless source of inspiration for someone who will truly appreciate this instrument.
This guitar also comes with an authentic photo taken for Life Magazine from 1955. The photo is of Cagney with a different guitar, and according to the photo order specifications on the back of the photo, there were only 85 productions of this photo.
This guitar is more than a collector's piece, this is a beautifully crafted, perfect playing instrument that is filled with the history and charm of an American legend. This guitar truly deserves to be appreciated, and we are proud to help find this guitar a worthy home.