Martin OM-28 Authentics are here! Well, technically, it's the OM-28 Authentic 1931 model, which features their new VTS torrefied Adirondack Spruce top and bracing. Martin's new "Vintage Gloss" finish is a highlight too--featuring a significantly less glossy lustre, yet nowhere near a satiny texture. In short--it's a great idea in the name of the vintage-inspired aesthetic of the Authentic series, and Martin has pulled it off extremely well. The difference in tone is quite substantial as well--these guitars have that dry, woody sound you'd expect to hear in a vintage guitar -- and they're very light and responsive. This is something Martin fans have been clamoring for, and it's a real home run from where we sit. Priced with 533V Harptone case.
Pictured guitar is in stock. Media sample reflects a previously sold guitar with identical specs.
Construction: Solid Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Rosette: Style 28 (Authentic 1921/31)
Top Bracing Pattern: OM-28 Authentic 1931
Top Braces: VTS Adirondack Spruce 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars Circa 1931
Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Back Purfling: Style 28 Zig-Zag (Authentic)
Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid (Narrow 1931 Shape)
Endpiece Inlay: Madagascar Rosewood with Maple Fiber
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: Madagascar Rosewood with Maple Fiber
Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1931 Barrel and Heel
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Diamond/1931 Taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
Fingerboard Width at 12TH Fret: 2-1/4"
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamond & Squares - Short Pattern Golden Era
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back and Sides: Vintage Gloss
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly with Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16"
Saddle: 16" Radius/Long Bone
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel with Butterbean Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge and End Pins: Ivory Colored Poly with Black Dots
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
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