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Osthoff OM Guitar(New)

  • Highest Reserve level of The TREE Mahogany back & sides. The quilt or waves on the back of the guitar, invite you to dive right in!
  • Mastergrade Italian spruce top
  • Abalone top & back trim, which sets off the Mahogany very nicely
  • Rosewood body, fretboard & headstock bindings
  • Ebony headstock faceplate with colorful abalone builder logo
  • Gold Waverly tuning machines with Snakewood buttons
  • Ebony fretboard with Snowflake abalone fret markers
  • Sparkling abalone rosette
  • Ebony bridge with bone bridge pins
  • Mahogany neck with what we like to call a fast, "gunstock" finish
  • Titanium truss rod
  • Magnetic "Stealth" truss rod cover
  • Double sides
  • The tone is completely balanced and pure
  • Ameritage custom case with builder logo
  • First 2 pictures used with permission from Osthoff Guitars
  • Here's the Legend of THE TREE

  • In 1965 in Honduras’ Chicibul Jungle a group of loggers discovered something incredible: a magnificent tree over 100ft long and 10 ft in diameter at the base. The entire tree was decorated in a spiraling bark that hinted at the serious potential of highly figured wood. With great pride and perseverance these loggers felled the tree on that day knowing that the closest mill was over 200 miles away. As daunting as it may seem to move such a large tree through the dense jungle, the loggers knew it was possible and took great pride in the challenge. Unfortunately the fell didn’t go as they planned and the gigantic tree felled into a ravine. After it felled and was cut in half a D7 Caterpillar Tractor was brought in to move the tree, but failed miserably. The Tree rested there for 18 years.

    In 1971, a local sawmill manager heard the rumor of a highly figured gigantic Mahogany tree stuck in a ravine. A mill approached Robert with an offer to recover the tree from the jungle. Robert convinced a crew of workers to go into the jungle and bring home the tree. The crew quartered the two halves with chainsaws and dragged and trucked all eight pieces through 100 miles of jungle to the river. The quartered logs were sawn again and pushed into the river and floated 70 miles to the nearest mill, an old British steam powered operation.

    Once the tree was opened the crew knew why they had worked so hard recover the wood. The log was revealed to be the rarest of all figured Mahoganies, technically known as “blistered” or “quilted.” The cause of the grain is not known but is considered a genetic defect. Novack carefully supervised his crew and over the course of 12 days the tree was milled with the best cut possible being the objective every time. Lumber in this capacity is measured in a “board foot” which is 144 cubic inches, 12 x 12 x 1. Novack milled 12,000 bd foots out the tree and only one third of that was quilted. The other two thirds were wavy or ribbony and a blend of quilting with ribbons.

    After been air dried to 35% the wood was shipped to Miami and the drying was completed in an evaporator kiln. It is typical of Mahogany to take up to 11 days to dry. The tree took 30 days to kiln dry because of its density. 1/2 of the wood remained in Miami while the other 1/2 was shipped to hand loggers in Sausalito California. Due to its historical journey and extreme rarity The TREE is the most highly sought after wood for guitars today and is very, very limited in supply.

    OPTIONS
  • Condition: New
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Nut width: 1 3/4"
  • Saddle string spacing: 2 1/4"
  • AUDIO

    Guitar Gallery

    Guitar Gallery

    2020
    Osthoff
    Brand New
    The TREE Mahogany
    Original Hard
    24 Years
    $13,750
    Guitar Gallery
    Robin Weber
    615-672-7733
    Online Only
    2:59 PM
    Available M-F (10-4:00) CST. Via email at Info@GuitarGal.com or 615-672-7733.

    We accept Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover from USA residents and good ol' cash. Personal checks are accepted under the condition that shipment is delayed until the check clears the bank. TN residents add 9 3/4% sales tax.

    We ship Fedex ground insured, unless otherwise specified by the buyer. On finer instruments, we insist on overnight shipment for safe handling. Buyer pays shipping unless otherwise agreed upon. International shipments are via FedEx.

    Must have prior approval of return. Opened strings are not returnable. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your guitar, simply return it fully insured (with prior authorization) via shipping method we agree upon. When we receive the instrument in the same condition as when we shipped it, you will happily be issued a refund minus all shipping costs.