Sponsored By
 
Martin 00-18V
 
Peghead Nation Irish Backup Guitar instructor Flynn Cohen demonstrates his favorite guitar.
June 20, 2019

Peghead Nation instructor Flynn Cohen plays in a lot of different styles, including bluegrass and traditional Irish. For the last several years, his guitar of choice has been a Martin 00-18V built in the early 2000s. Like many flatpickers, Flynn played dreadnoughts for years, but after he developed tendinitis in his right shoulder, he began looking for a smaller guitar. “A guy I used to play with in Boston, Matt Heaton, was playing a Martin 00, and that inspired me to check one out. He gets a big sound out of his, so I figured, ‘let’s try it.’”

Flynn found his 00-18V used on eBay. “It came with the LR Baggs Anthem pickup I was using already installed, so I saved a lot of money that way,” Flynn says. “I also prefer the sound of a guitar that has been played in. It just has more life in it.” Flynn also says that while he initially missed the low end of larger guitars, he found that using medium strings and raising the action, as well as adjusting his playing technique, allowed him to get a full, rich, sound from the small guitar.

The 00-18V’s style-18 construction includes a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, as well as a vintage-style saddle, a V-profile neck, and open-back tuning machines. Although Martin has discontinued this model, the company’s Standard Series 00-18 is very similar.

To hear more of this guitar, check out Flynn’s new Peghead Nation course, Irish Backup Guitar. You can also hear him playing it with Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish in their duet performance of “The Torn Jacket”/”Toss the Feathers.”

Related Instrument Demos Posts
 

Martin Authentic-Inspired Custom Shop 000-28 1937

A great limited edition 14-fret 000.

Read More

 

Martin 00 Custom

A 12-fret 00 with custom specs.

Read More

 

Huss and Dalton TOM-R

A great rosewood OM that combines vintage and modern features.

Read More

 

Collings C100

A mid-size flattop with a versatile sound and an original, yet familiar body shape.

Read More

 

Taylor 412ce-R

A high-value rosewood and spruce grand concert guitar.

Read More

 

Charis SJ Performance

Peghead Nation instructor Doug Young demonstrates the guitar he uses in his Alternate Tunings for Fingerstyle Guitar course.

Read More

 

Taylor 314ce-N

A hybrid nylon-string that’s perfect for steel-string players.

Read More

 

Collings 02H 12-String

A small-body 12-string with easy playability and a big sound.

Read More

 

Minor Bird Thaté

An innovative custom instrument that’s shared by participants of the Acoustic Guitar Project.

Read More

 

1999 National Reso-Phonic Style 1

Teja Gerken demonstrates his National Tricone, which used to belong to the late Dale Miller.

Read More

 
Sponsored By
 
 
 
Peghead Partners
 
How to Hold the Guitar | Taylor Guitars
Guitarist and Taylor artist Nick Veinoglou demonstrates how to play with good posture.
 
 
 
 
 
  Follow Us:  
 
  About Us       Shop         Support         Contact Us         Email Sign up         Advertise         Sitemap         FAQ         Privacy         Terms         Subscribe   Sign In  
 
    ● Courses
    ● Live Workshops
    ● Instructors
    ● Sample Lessons
    ● Notation Guide
    ● For Beginners
 
    ● Workshops
    ● Advice
    ● Repertoire
 
    ● Vintage Vault
    ● New Gear
    ● Fine Lutherie
 
    ● Recordings
    ● Events
    ● Breaking News
 
    ● In The Studio
    ● Live Onstage
    ● Backroom
 
    ● New Products
    ● Inside Look
    ● Performances
    ● Partner Pages
 
 
© Copyright 2020 PegheadNation.com
 
 
    ● Courses
    ● Live Workshops
    ● Instructors
    ● Sample Lessons
    ● Notation Guide
    ● For Beginners
 
 
    ● Vintage Vault
    ● New Gear
    ● Fine Lutherie
 
 
    ● Workshops
    ● Advice
    ● Repertoire
 
 
    ● Recordings
    ● Events
    ● Breaking News
 
 
    ● In The Studio
    ● Live Onstage
    ● Backroom
 
 
    ● New Products
    ● Inside Look
    ● Performances
    ● Partner Pages
 
 
© Copyright 2020 PegheadNation.com