Carrying a distinct vintage-inspired design and updated like the D-18 a few years ago, the OM-28 offers many of the features found in our pre-war era guitars. The OM-28 is constructed with all the features of the OM-28E Retro without the electronics package. Aging toner and a polished gloss finish are applied to the Sitka spruce top which features ¼” “X” scalloped bracing. The polished gloss East Indian rosewood body is edged with ivoroid binding. Like the 000-18, the model’s neck features a modified low oval profile with performing artist taper with a width of 1-3/4” at the nut and 2-3/16” string spacing for easy playability. Nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs are found with a rosewood headplate, which displays a large old style Martin logo.
Other specifications of the OM-28 include:
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint Body Size: 000-14 Fret Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Rosette: Style 28 Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4'' Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron Binding: Grained Ivoroid Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone Side Inlay: none Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron Neck Material: Select Hardwood Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper Nut Material: Bone Headstock: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood/Large Old Style Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid 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: 2-1/8'' Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares - Short Pattern Fingerboard Binding: none Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner Finish Neck: Satin Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16'' Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100) Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Tortoise Colored Dots Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color Case: 433 Hardshell Interior Label: none Electronics:Optional #2054697
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