As a Martin Custom Shop Expert dealer, we're excited to begin experimenting with Authentic build features on some models we've long wished to see in Martin's top-tier lineup. Yes, Martin made an OM-45 Authentic in extremely limited quantities; but this new TME spec'd OM-45 Custom Authentic aims to get as close as possible to period correct -- without using Brazilian Rosewood. Please click the 'Specs' tab for the full rundown, but suffice it to say: we're knocked out.

This guitar has the booming, rich sound you'd expect, alongside that nearly impossible to capture woody responsiveness that's such a big part of the allure of a vintage guitar. If you've longed for an OM-45 Authentic, and you're the kind of purist to whom small details matter, this is as compelling an option as there is -- and it's a guitar that offers the sort of tone fit for a heavyweight match with anything else on the market. Priced with Custom Shop Authentic-style case.


  • Guatemalan Rosewood back & sides
  • Grained Ivoroid Binding
  • VTS Adirondack Spruce top - Authentic top thickness
  • VTS Adirondack Spruce bracing: Scalloped, 5/16" bracing w/1/4" tone bars
  • Authentic OM-45 1933 Bracing pattern
  • Full vintage hide glue construction
  • Authentic style belly bridge (Ebony)
  • Thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish (Gloss body & neck)
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • T-Bar neck reinforcement
  • Ebony fingerboard w/Style-45 snowflakes
  • Genuine Mahogany neck
  • OM45 Authentic Barrel & Heel neck w/Standard taper
  • Style-45 Select Abalone purfling & rosette
  • Under-finish pickguard
  • Old-style Torch headstock inlay
  • Cutthrough saddle
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • 25.4" Scale
  • 2 5/16" string spacing
  • Gold Waverly Tuners
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

Brand New
10 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
12:15 PM
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.