Description

Pre-owned Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931 model, which features their VTS torrefied Adirondack Spruce top and bracing. We sold this guitar when it was new, and recall it fondly as one of the best-sounding new Martins we've ever heard. It's been lovingly cared for, and is only back in the shop because its first owner got the jones for a short-scale guitar. Overall condition is near-mint, with just a tiny ding on the headstock veneer (see photos). Huge voice on this one -- with a booming low end, and a dry, thumpy sound that brings to mind (yes!) a bona fide pre-war Martin OM-28. Priced with its original 533V Harptone case, which has a couple of scratches on it but is in otherwise excellent shape. Serial no. 1913085

Pictured guitar is available. Video sample reflects a previously sold guitar with identical specs.

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"
  • # of Frets Clear: 14
  • # of Frets Total: 20
  • 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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