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Martin OM-28V

Sitka Spruce Top
East Indian Rosewood Back/Sides
B-Band UST/A-2 Preamp Installed

Here's an excellent guitar in the 000 size from Martin's Vintage Series - the Martin OM-28V. Solid Sitka Spruce on top, solid East Indian Rosewood on the back and sides, and grained Ivoroid binding on the body combine to give this guitar the classic looks of the prewar OM. Additional appointments include HD Zig Zag back purfling, a bold Herringbone top inlay, and a style 28 rosette. The neck is solid Mahogany, shaped to a modified V profile, and the solid Ebony fingerboard has the Diamonds/Squares short pattern on frets five through nine. Tuners are Gotoh Nickel Open Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs.

The original owner of this instrument acquired it at the Winfield Competition in Missouri in 2001. A Martin Factory Representative brought the OM-28V to Winfield (this guitar was hand-picked for that trip based on its tonal qualities), and two different competitors played it during the competition. Mr. Original Owner heard the guitar, played it, fell in love with it and bought it. He used it only in the studio, not out on gigs, and he is a fingerstyle player so there are no pick scratches to be found on it. He had a b-band soundboard transducer and an A-2 preamp installed, but only the endpin hole was reamed for the jack; no controls were drilled into the body, and the original sound was not affected. Other than that, the guitar is completely stock.

This instrument has a 25.4'' scale. Fretboard width is 1 3/4'' at the nut, 2 1/4'' at the 12th fret. 2 5/16'' string spacing at the saddle.

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