[Musikmesse] Martin OMM John Renbourn Custom
C. F. Martin & Co. - which originated the orchestra model in 1929 - has created the Martin OMM John Renbourn Custom Artist Edition.
The guitar features Martin's OM design, with a 15" body and long (25.4") scale. The back and sides are Madagascar rosewood, similar in appearance and sound to the now-endangered Brazilian rosewood.
The top is Italian alpine spruce, and features 1/4" scalloped bracing. The neck is carved from genuine mahogany.
While the neck's 1 3/4" width at the nut is an original Martin OM design element, the diamond volute and slotted headstock with square slots are reminiscent of guitars from the late 19th and early 20th century.
The tuners are like-wise vintage inspired: Golden Age nickel tuners with ivoroid buttons and engraved plates.
The headplate and fingerboard are made of ebony. The polished headstock features a detailed unicorn inlay in abalone pearl, gold and white mother of pearl, and Micarta. The fingerboard provides the "canvas" formother of pearl pentangle (five-pointed star) position markers at the third, fifth (2), seventh, ninth, twelfth (2), fifteenth and seventeen frets.
The ebony pyramid bridge is fitted with plain ebony bridge pins; the endpin likewise is plain ebony.
Fine herringbone purfling andblack/white line purfling encircle the top and back, respectively, each protected by grained ivoroid binding. The endpiece is also grained ivoroid, framed by fine black/white inlay.
The nut and compensated saddle are crafted from bone. The guitar comes without a pickguard. An aging toner on the top is designed to add to the vintage-style patina.
The body has a polished gloss lacquer finish, while the neck receives a satin finish.
Guitars may be ordered with a sunburst top and factory-installed electronics at additional cost; left-handed instruments can be ordered with no additional charge.
Delivered in a Geib-style hardshell case, each Martin OMM John Renbourn Custom Artist Edition guitar bears an interior label personally signed by John Renbourn and numbered in sequence.
Authorised C. F. Martin & Co. dealers are accepting orders for the OMM John Renbourn Custom Artist Edition now and a list of participating dealers will be posted on the Martin website.
No pricing info at this point.
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