While luthier Laurent Brondel isn't as widely recognized for his pre-war Martin style guitars as he is his own modern creations, we at TME aim to change that! The OM-18s we received from Brondel have danced out the door in record time; and we've finally got an OM-28 to use as a point of comparison. "The 28" is Brondel's take on an early 30's model of the same designation, but features a couple of his signature touches as well (carbon fiber neck reinforcements, oil varnish finish). The sound is as warm and rich as you could hope for in a new guitar -- and with setup work and playability this excellent, it's the kind of guitar you could easily get lost in for hours at a time. While OMs won't knock you over with bass response, this guitar reminds us what's great about them -- the balance, the shimmery articulation, and the note to note clarity whether fingerpicked or flatpicked. A great guitar, and one that any of us here at TME would be happy to own!


  • 25 3/8” scale
  • 1 3/4” nut
  • 2 3/8” bridge
  • Red Spruce top
  • Brazilian Rosewood back & sides
  • Brazilian Rosewood headplate
  • Ivoroid bindings, end wedge & heel cap
  • Cross-grain ivoroid rosette
  • Ebony fretboard & bridge
  • Jescar 55090 NS fretwire
  • 20” FB radius
  • Carbon fiber reinforced neck & fretboard
  • Galalith custom pins & end pin
  • Oil varnish finish
  • Hiscox case
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

Brand New
9 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
8:09 AM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover directly for phone, email orders and in store purchases. Secure on line payments can also be made through our PayPal account. We will gladly accept personal checks but there may be a shipment delay while the check clears our bank. For international purchases, we strongly encourage Wire Transfers but in some cases will accept the above payment methods. To wire money directly to our bank, contact us for bank info.

We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.