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Martin OM-18 1931 (Consignment) SOLD

The Martin Orchestra Model was original released in 1929 and was available until 1933 when it was changed to the shorter scale 000 model. This OM-18 features a long scale neck on a small body which makes a very responsive and playable guitar. One of the first truly modern flat top acoustic guitars it was also the first Martin to have a neck with 14 frets clear of the body. The comfortable V neck profile and 1 3/4″ nut width along with the smaller body instantly appealed to finger style players. Major factors contributing to the great sound of these guitars are the scalloped braces, small maple bridge plate which allow the top to move more freely and the long scale length. This longer scale length requires the strings to be at a higher tension when tuned to concert pitch. This extra tension drives the top more and provides more volume and tone. This example is in all original and excellent overall condition with purely cosmetic play wear!!



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