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❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin OM-35 Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2006


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The C. F. Martin OM-35  was built between 2003 and 2007, drawing from the excellent tonal results of the OM design and adding ’35’ level features. While the OM-35 itself is discontinued, it is now available with a standard pickup as the OM-35E.

The Martin OM is itself based on the OOO or ‘Triple O’ body design, but adds a longer scale length neck – 25.4 inches instead of the Triple O’s 24.9 inches. This increases the string tension, making the top work a bit harder to deliver a bit more volume and clarity.

As a ’35’ model, the OM-35 features a Sitka Spruce top with scalloped Spruce braces, paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, headplate and in this case, the bridge and bound fingerboard. Most ’35’ models now use Ebony for both the fingerboard and bridge. While the standard finish is a natural top, the original purchaser opted for a Sunburst finish, and it’s very attractive.

The ’35’ level was introduced in 1969, originally as part of Martin’s response to restrictions on imports of Brazilian Rosewood. The three-piece back allows use of smaller sections, reducing waste. By the 1970’s Brazilian was almost never used, and the ’35’ was a hit in the space between the ’28’ and ’45’ models.

This Martin OM-35 example dates to 2006 and is in overall very good condition with normal wear for its age. The tuners have been replaced with gold Schaller models, and the original black pickguard with a faux-tortoise, recalling vintage models. The original tuners and pickguard are included in the case. The endpin hole has been drilled out to endpin-jack size, so it’s ready to accept a pickup should one be desired.

The OM-35, like other OM and OOO models, sounds great and plays very well. This body design produces lots of volume, is very responsive, and has a very even representation throughout the harmonic range. The use of Indian Rosewood for the back and sides adds warmth to the tone.

The original molded Martin hard shell case is included.


Price: $2,500.00 CAD
  • Model: OM-35
  • Year: 2006
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1150840
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 14/02/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.62lbs 2.1kg
  • Scale Length: 25.4in 645mm
  • Nut Width: 1.77in 45mm
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