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Martin Custom Shop OM Guatemalan Rosewood - Italian Alpine Spruce (new)

The Martin Custom Shop luthiers cut, sand, carve and craft the finest materials into an instrument that inspire you. And this OM-14 will just do that. Originaly Martin called these models with the 645mm scale OM models. The body size is the same as a 000-model. 000 traditionally come with a 630mm scale. Combining Guatelmalan Rosewood for the back and sides with Italian Alpine Spruce and a genuine Mahogany neck is a truly classic recipy for an inspiring instrument. This particular guitar is very well balanced and brings out all the nuances of you play. Nice thight basses, warm mids en crystal claer high combined with lots of complex overtones. Or as Laurence Juber would say when comparing guitars with wines: the best Merlot one can get!

Guatemalan Rosewood (Dalbergia tucarensis) is quickly becoming my favorite tonewood. Sounds terrific, looks beautiful and smells terrific. Its rich honey brown is quite striking under finish. It has a very nice tap tone combined with a full lush rosewood depth. Italian Alpine spruce is of the same species as German Spruce (picea excelsa). Since it grow much higher up in the mountain (1300mtr) it grows slower. Alpine Spruce has a slightly flatter coloration (more of a basic white) and a more focused tone with sweet, singing quality. Click the YouTube logo for a sound impression.

RETAIL PRICE: € 6.899,- 

OUR PRICE: € 6.210,- (10% discount)

Price includes:

  • 21% VAT
  • VAT is not applicable for buyers from outside the Eurozone
  • C.F. Martin Limited lifetime warranty
  • free shipping to BeNeLux-countries and Germany
  • Mail for other shipping costs. 
  • 14 day Return policy applies: http://www.diamondguitars.nl/services/shipping-a-shop-policies.html
  • All guitars come with a new set of strings and a setup to your liking
Specifications: 
  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: OM-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Italian Alpine Spruce
  • Rosette: Style 45
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce Scalloped 1/4''
  • Back Material: Solid Guatemalan Rosewood
  • Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag
  • Side Material: Solid Guatemalan Rosewood
  • Endpiece: Flamed Maple
  • Endpiece Inlay: Black/Maple Black Fiber
  • Binding: Flamed Maple
  • Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: HD Zig Zag
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval w/PA Taper
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock/Logo/Binding: Diamond/Square corners/Maple
  • Headplate: Solid Guatemalan /Golden Era large Logo
  • Heelcap: Flamed Maple
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 645mm, 25,4"
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 45mm - 1-3/4''
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 54mm - 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Foden Style Pearl
  • Fingerboard Binding: Flamed Maple
  • Finish: Full Gloss
  • Finish Top: Full Gloss w/ Aging Toner
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: 1930 Black Belly w/ Drop-In short Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 55,6mm - 2-3/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel Open Gear w/ Butterbean Knobs
  • Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Paua Pearl Dots
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Case: 535 Geib style
  • Interior Label: none
  • Electronics: Optional