2004 Martin OM-40 Rory Block SOLD

Comments This is very nice – a 2004 Martin OM-40 Rory Block in great shape. Aside from the basic fact that the OM guitar design works so well from tonal and playability perspectives, this guitar is very attractive and has an unusual
‘Road’ themed inlay pattern!

The Martin OM-40 Rory Block was built during 2004 only, in a run of 38 instruments. This is number 34. The model features the OM – Orchestra Model (also known as the 000 or Triple-0) body design with Indian Rosewood back and sides, Englemann Spruce top with scalloped braces, and a mahogany neck with bound ebony fingerboard. The OM-40 uses a 25.4 inch scale length, and possibly because Rory Block plays a lot of slide, the nut width is 1.75 inches and the fingerboard has a slightly flatter, 16 inch radius.

Read about the Martin OM-40 Rory Block model at the C. F. Martin Guitar Company website here

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Serial Number There are two serial numbers on this instrument. The first, factory serial on the neck block reads 1042285 and dates the guitar to 2004. The second is on the Rory Block signature label, and identifies this as number 34 of a series of 38. Built at the C. F. Martin facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Pricing $3,100.00 Canadian with original hardshell case. SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with bound ebony fingerboard and ‘Road’ inlay theme. 25.4 inch scale length, 1.75 inch nut width and 16 inch fingerboard radius.
Frets Original frets with very little wear.
Body Original gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish in very good condition.
Finish Original clear gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, slight antique tint on the top. The finish is in quite good condition.
Hardware/electronics All original. Nickel-plated Waverly tuners with metal ‘Butterbean’ knobs, bone nut and compensated bone saddle.
Playability/Action Plays very well with lots of room on the saddle for action adjustments.
Case Original hardshell case included.

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