Limited to only 50 instruments, the Martin CS-OM True North-16 Orchestra model features an ebony fingerboard, bridge and headplate, a solid Adirondack spruce top and exceptionally figured Koa back and sides, which produces a beautiful, well-balanced tone. The back features a spectacular compass design inlaid with flamed jarrah, Claro walnut, waterfall bubinga and Paua pearl. The ebony headplate also has a True North design inlaid with mother of pearl.

2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the iconic Martin Dreadnought and while this limited edition Custom Shop model is not a Dreadnought style, it demonstrates how a manufacturer with 183 years of tradition and premiere craftsmanship can continue to introduce innovative design elements while remaining authentic to Martin's illustrious history.

Model: CS-OM True North-16
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size:000-14 Fret
Top Material:Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Custom Inlay
Bracing Pattern: X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
Brace Size: 1/4"
Back Material: Koa
Back Detail: Exceptionally Figured
Back Purfling/Strip: Custom
Side Material: Koa
Side Detail: Exceptionally Figured
Endpiece: Ebony
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Binding: Ebony
Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Plek: Yes
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper, Diamond and Square Corners
Headplate Material: Ebony
Headplate Logo Style: Custom Inlay
Headplate Binding Material: Ebony with Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Ebony with Multi-Stripe
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Concave Square Outline
Fingerboard Binding Material: Ebony with Multi-Stripe
Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Finish Top: Gloss
Top Color: Clear
Finish Neck: Gloss
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
Recommended Strings: SP LIFESPAN 92/8 PHOSPHOR BRONZE LIGHT (MSP7100)
Knob: Koa
Bridge Pin Material: Bone
Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
Case: Ply Hardshell

Year Condition Color Case
2016 Brand New Natural Hard


The Guitar Sanctuary
Brian Meader
McKinney, TX
6:59 PM
Store Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 6pm

The Guitar Sanctuary does accept returned items as long as arrangements are made for such within 48 hours of purchase/receipt. Returned items MUST be in the original condition and packing (including owner’s manual, un-used warranty card, any other items that came with the item) in order to qualify for a refund. No refunds are available for “special” ordered guitars or amplifiers (items that were not in stock, but rather ordered per the customers request. The customer is responsible for all freight charges and credit card processing fees incurred in the course of the sale. We cannot refund freight charges. The Guitar Sanctuary will charge a 20% restocking fee for returned effects pedals and amplifiers and a 10% restocking fee for Guitars. The only exceptions are for products that are defective.  Please only purchase an item after you are certain it is right for you! Layaway: You can lay-a-way any product for a maximum of three months. Lay-a-way requires a 25% non-refundable deposit. We will not be able to ship the item until it is paid for in full and as a lay-a-way purchase, does not qualify for the 48 hour approval policy. International Sales: We can ship most guitars and other products internationally. We prefer money orders, cashier’s checks, or bank wire transfers in U.S. dollars. Shipping quotes are only valid for 48 hours. Please consult with your local officials about taxes, duties, currency exchange rates, etc.