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Martin OMC 28E Cutaway Steel String Guitar Natural, 2006

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Now discontinued, the Martin OMC 28e is based on the classic OM body and long scale neck, modernized with a cutaway and built in Fishman Aura pickup system. The OM, Orchestra Model, is based on the OOO 15 inch body but with a longer scale length and wider neck. It first appeared in 1929 at the request of prominent banjo artist Perry Bechtel, who needed a new guitar with more available frets. The result was the first Martin with a solid peghead and a longer 25.4 inch scale length.

The Martin OMC 28e draws from the OM, but adds a cutaway and pickup system. Martin offered the Fishman Aura or L R Baggs Anthem systems as factory installed options.

Here we’re looking at a Martin OMC 28E built late in 2006 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Like the OM, it pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides back and headplate, and also for the bridge and bound fingerboard. The neck and body blocks are Mahogany and Sitka Spruce is used for the bracing. This example uses the Fishman Aura pickup system, and the controls are mounted under the bass side of the soundhole.   The binding is not herringbone as on the models built before it was discontinued, and is instead multi-layer black/white. 

This Martin OMC 28E guitar is in very good clean condition with light wear, mostly in the form of light scuffing on the pickguard. It has a well balanced tone, with even representation throughout the harmonic range. Combined with the smaller body size (compared to a D model Dreadnought), the full scale and cutaway make it almost an ideal fingerstyle guitar.

The original hard shell case is included.

Here is part of the builder’s description of the Martin OMC 28E

“Scalloped bracing and the impeccable balance of our orchestra model with a cutaway for upper fret board accessibility. Martin’s most comfortable neck and compact versatile electronics so you can shape your sound anywhere, anytime to sound as good plugged in as you do unplugged. East Indian rosewood, Sitka spruce, and vintage appointments for serious style.”


 

Price: $2,950.00 CAD
  • Model: OMC-28E
  • Year: 2006
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1196799
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 11/03/2020

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.66lbs 2.12kg
  • Scale Length: 645.2mm 25.4in
  • Nut Width: 44.45mm 1.75in
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