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G.W. Barry OM Maple 2001 (Used) SOLD

December 14, 2010
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Serial Number:… 0803-01 circa 2001
Description:… This is one of those guitars where I’m sure OM stands for Oh Mamma…. this guitar
sounds great! Not only is this guitar super comfortable to play with its compact OM body size and low
profile neck profile but it is as light as a feather! Big leaf maple is a dense hard wood which is often
described as bright sounding because it has fewer overtones than other medium density woods and has a
quicker note decay. However, maple does have a very focused and dominate note fundamental with a
treble sparkle that really cuts through a mix making it a preferred tone wood for live performance.
Some players find that maple guitars are overly bright and lack bass response but that is certainly not
the case with this guitar. There is probably more tight and defined bass response on this guitar than any
other maple instrument that I have heard. The treble sparkle and laser beam like note fundamental is
still there but the lower midrange and bass provide extra girth to the overall sound making this an
exceptional sounding guitar for use in solo or band settings. As always the simple but elegant design
aesthetic from G.W. Barry makes this guitar as appealing visual as it is tonally!
Neck:… Mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, 1 3/4″ bone nut, 25.5″ scale length, low profile neck shape.
Frets:… Minor wear mostly on the high b and e strings in first position.
Body:… OM body with Sitka spruce top and Big Leaf maple sides and back, spruce body binding.
Finish:… Overall excellent condition with only a few minor pick scratches and scuffs on the top.
Hardware/electronics:… Schaller tuners with ebony buttons
Playability/Action:… Great playability with current action at 5/64″ bass side and 4.5/64″ treble side and
7/64″ saddle protruding.
Case:… TKL hardshell case
Pricing:… $3595.00 Canadian Dollars (approx.$3423.US$)REDUCED

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