14-fret Orchestra Model (OM)
Honduran rosewood & Carpathian spruce

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A classic style OM built with Honduran rosewood back & sides and a Carpathian spruce top. Honduran rosewood has about the same density as Brazilian rosewood, and is known for its ringing tap tone (Honduran rosewood is used as the sound bars on the finest marimbas) The trim is pre war Style 21, primarily represented by the herringbone rosette and rosewood binding. For simplicity, there are no dot inlays on the fretboard. The finish is water-borne KTM-9 (a modern finish that is not dangerous to the builder nor to the environment). The guitar has forward-shifted, scalloped bracing, the neck width at the nut is just over 1 3/4", with 2 5/16" string spacing at the saddle, and 25.4" scale (some pre war 000/OMs have a 24.9" scale). The fretboard and saddle are ebony, and the nut and saddle are bone. The guitar incorporates modern features such as a low profile, bolt-on neck and an adjustable truss rod.

This is a great sounding, balanced, punchy guitar with surprising volume for an OM sized guitar.

  • Honduran rosewood back and sides
  • Carpathian spruce top
  • 25.4" scale
  • Forward shifted, scalloped bracing
  • One-piece, low profile, D-shape mahogany with Martin truss rod
  • 1 3/4" neck width at the nut, 2 5/16 string spacing at the saddle
  • Rosewood peghead
  • Ebony fretboard and belly bridge
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Rosewood binding, end graft, and heel cap
  • Herringbone backstrip and pre war Style 21 herringbone rosette
  • Ebony bridge pins with mother of pearl dot, and black metal strap button
  • Grover H97N vintage style open tuners
  • Guardian CG-020-D black tolex hardshell case

Boulder, Colorado

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