Description

Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1933 OM-18 on loan from Fred Oster of Vintage Instruments, this guitar is constructed with a genuine mahogany back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top using an authentic circa 1933 bracing pattern. Featuring period-correct "OM-18" Authentic-style appointments, right down to the Authentic 1933 neck barrel and heel. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces.

The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

Other specifications Include:

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top: VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Old Style 18
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1933
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Back Purfling: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Strip
Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Endpiece: Solid Madagascar Rosewood in a Narrow 1933 Shaped
Endpiece Inlay: none
Binding: Black Boltaron
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: none
Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1933 Barrel and Heel
Nut Material: Solid Black Ebony
Headstock: Solid/1939 Taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood/Authentic Style (1933) Gold Lettering w/No Black Outline
Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner - 1933 Chris Hillman Shaded
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly w/Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Fossilized Ivory
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 8060 w/Butterbean Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin Bronze Medium Gauge (M150)
Bridge & End Pins: Black
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Case: 533V Harptone style
Interior Label: none
Electronics: none
#2005717

For more information about the Martin OM-18 Authentic 1933 VTS, please contact us.

Year Condition Case
Call Brand New Hard

$5,229

Eddie's Guitars
Brett, Nathan, Matt, Pancho
(314) 781-7500
St. Louis, MO
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