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1999 Schoenberg Soloist OM SOLD

1999 Schoenberg Soloist OM SOLD

This specific 1999 Schoenberg Soloist OM was built by at Martin Dana Bourgeois before he launched his own shop and label. It is built with an Adirondack Spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back,sides and headplate, mahogany neck, with snowflake-inlaid ebony for the fingerboard and pyramid style bridge.

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2004 Collings OM1 Guitar (consignment) SOLD

2004 Collings OM1 Guitar (consignment)  SOLD

Today we’re looking at a near perfect 2004 Collings OM1 Guitar. The Orchestra Model, based on the OOO body style, was originally built by Martin for Perry Bechtel to accomodate the first 14-fret necks. The object was to help sell guitars to plectrum banjo players, who were used to the longer necks. This example of the OM1 has been very carefully kept and well maintained.

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2007 Larrivee OM-3 R SH Twelfth Fret Custom (consignment) SOLD

2007 Larrivee OM-3 R SH Twelfth Fret Custom (consignment) SOLD

Larrivee is one of the oldest and largest established guitar builders in Canada, and has long had a close relationship with The Twelfth Fret and we have regularly commissioned runs of custom guitars.

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2012 Bourgeois OM Signature (consignment) SOLD

2012 Bourgeois OM Signature  (consignment) SOLD

Dana Bourgeois builds some of the finest acoustic guitars available today. As is the case for many of a certain age, his interest in guitars was sparked by specific 1964 episodes of the Ed Sullivan show – the ones that introduced The Beatles to the United States.

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2011 Collings OM-1 (consignment) SOLD

2011 Collings OM-1 (consignment) SOLD

Martin introduced the OM or “Orchestra Model” designation in the late 1920s – the intention was that these guitars would replace banjos in jazz orchestras. These instruments generally have necks that join the body at the twelfth fret, and have a smaller body with a tighter waist than Dreadnought size models.

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2005 Santa Cruz OM-PW acoustic SOLD

2005 Santa Cruz OM-PW acoustic SOLD

Here is a lovely, very clean 2005 Santa Cruz OM-PW acoustic. OM is the normal designation for the ‘Orchestra Model’ body shape and PW indicates that this instrument is built to Pre-War – World War II – specifications, with a specific advanced and scalloped X brace.

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