A Custom Shop Fingerstyle Masterpiece!
Inspired by the OM-28, we've coupled a VTS Sitka Spruce top with a Guatemalan Rosewood back and sides to really take the OM tone to the next level.
The Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. 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 craftswomen to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
Guatemalan Rosewood is lighter and less dense than Indian Rosewood, and is often compared tonally and visually to Brazilian Rosewood. Martin has found it to glue up very well and to have a reddish hue that is extremely pleasing to the eye. The wood set was hand picked at NAMM 2020, and has spectacular figuring. As an added bonus, it has a wonderful cinnamon-like smell when cut!
With features like vintage hide glue construction and scalloped X bracing, we really threw pulled out all the stop on this one........and it shows.
- SERIAL NUMBER: 2393180
- BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret
- CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint
- ADHESIVE: Vintage Hide Glue
- FINISH: Thin Gloss Lacquer
- SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
- BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped X-Brace
- FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
- TOP MATERIAL: VTS Solid Sitka Spruce
- NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval with High-Performance Taper
- BACK & SIDE MATERIAL: Solid Guatemalan Rosewood
- RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T
- TOP COLOR: Natural, aged via VTS
- BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
- BINDING: European Flamed Maple
- BRIDGE MATERIAL: Black Ebony
- BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: White Plastic
- PICKGUARD: Tortoise Pattern
- BRIDGE PIN DOTS: Faux Tortoise
- SADDLE: Compensated Bone
- ROSETTE: Grained Ivoroid & Black/Maple Fiber Inlays
- BRACE SIZE: 1/4" Sitka Spruce
- BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Style 28 (Checker)
- BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
- NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
- FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Black Ebony
- FINISH NECK: Satin
- NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany
- FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Golden Era Diamonds and Squares Long
- FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Select Abalone
- NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
- FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: None
- SIDE DOTS: White
- HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
- HEELCAP: European Flamed Maple
- TUNING MACHINES: Schaller Nickel GrandTune with Butterbean buttons
- HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Guatemalan Rosewood
- HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Golden Era
- NUT MATERIAL: Bone
- CASE: 5-ply Hardshell