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SOLD!!! Bourgeois Custom OMC Adirondack Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2010

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This afternoon we’re looking a lovely Bourgeois Custom OMC, or Orchesta Model Cutaway, using an Adirondack Spruce top with Herringbone purfling, Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard and Pyramid-style bridge.

Based on the classic Martin Orchestra Model or 000 size body, this Bourgeois Custom OMC dates to 2010 and is in very good condition original condition. This guitar has very light, negligible wear. The Adirondack Spruce top is a bit stronger and stiffer than Sitka Spruce typically is, and provides a bit more volume and clarity, perhaps ‘headroom’ in the top end when played aggressively. The installed tuners are gold Waverly models with metal ‘butterbean’ buttons. The compensated saddle and nut are bone.

A subtle touch is the use of herringbone binding around the top. Martin guitars used this as a decoration until early into WW2, and then stopped; this is one of the more obvious ways pre-War Martins can be identified. However, it seems that the reason for stopping its use was simply that the factory ran out, their supplier was a German firm, and they just could not get more! Herrringbone bindint is now often used to evoke that pre-War appearance.

The OM size body is mid-sized and very comfortable, and delivers a full, balanced tone, excellent for fingerstyle playing. The entire frequency range is nicely and evenly represented. Overall, this is a very satisfying guitar to sit and play.

The original hard shell case is included.

Price: $3500 CAD
  • Model: Custom OMC
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Clear Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 005500
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 08/02/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 648mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 44.5mm 1.75in
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