CF Martin & Co. introduces a Custom Artist Edition Guitar, the OM Jeff Daniels, the star of the upcoming HBO series “The Newsroom.”
In 2001 Daniels started playing a 1934 Martin C-2 archtop whose broken top had been replaced with a soundboard of Adirondack spruce, in effect converting it into an Orchestra Model (OM). The model draws inspiration from the tonewoods and appointments of Daniels’ original guitar but with some special accents that he suggested.
The back and sides are rare Madagascar rosewood, the top is Adirondack spruce reinforced with 1⁄4-inch scalloped Adirondack spruce bracing, the modified V neck with long diamond volute is carved from mahogany, and the fingerboard and belly bridge are crafted from black ebony. Instead of the usual “natural” finish, the top of the OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist sports a 1932 shaded finish. A Madagascar rosewood headplate provides the backdrop for a Golden Era style “C. F. Martin” block letter inlay in abalone pearl that replicates the original version on the Martin C-2. Special long pattern diamond and square abalone pearl position markers on the fingerboard lead to happy/sad theatrical mask inlays in mother of pearl at the 12th fret.
Each Martin OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist Edition guitar is delivered in a vintage-inspired Geib style case and bears an interior label personally signed by Jeff Daniels and numbered in sequence.
Pricing & Availability:
Authorized C. F. Martin dealers are currently taking orders for the OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist Edition. MSRP $4,999.
For more information, visit: martinguitar.com
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