The Custom Shop at Martin has been inspired over the last few months to dream big and bold! This 42-style custom OM is a dazzling blend of old world and new, combining a classic, premium-grade Adirondack spruce top with a stunning set of Asian ebony for the back and sides. You're essentially playing a standard OM-42 but on steroids. Asian ebony imparts a deeper and louder response than Indian rosewood, but without some of the more strident overtones of other alternative rosewoods like Macassar. Overall, the sound is smooth, warm and exceptionally clear. And there are few guitars from Martin that offer such a distinctive look. One of a kind, for sure!