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OM-21 Special

Martin OM-21 Special

I think that every time I walked by the Martin booth at this year’s NAMM music trade show, there was a large crowd around the Martin OM-21 Special! It really did make quite an impression with a LOT of dealers and it’s not surpising considering the features … bone nut & saddle, Gotoh butterbeans with pewter finish, crisply executed ebony pyramid bridge, wide fingerstyle-friendly string spacing on a low profile neck, retro looking rosewood binding and a premium tortoiseshell pickguard on the vintage toner Sitka top!

What really perked my interest up is the 1/4″ scalloped strutting pattern. One of my favorite Orchestra Models is the OM-35 which also features this strutting configuration. The combination of a regular 25.4″ scale with 1/4″ scalloped struts and a narrower pyramid bridge has combined to create a fingerstylist’s dream!


* 1 3/4″ wide bone nut
* butterbean tuners with pewter finish
* 25.4″ scale length
* abalone squares fingerboard markers
* low profile neck shape
* dovetail neck joint
* Sitka spruce top
* 1/4″ scalloped X-bracing
* herringbone soundhole rosette
* Indian rosewood back & sides
* rosewood body binding
* ebony pyramid bridge
* intonation compensated bone saddle
* 2 11/32″ string spacing at bridge
* premium beveled tortoiseshell pickguard
* low friction matte neck finish
* gloss lacquer body finish
* vintage toner stain on top
* Geib style deluxe hardshell case

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