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Martin Custom Shop OM Style 28 Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood Acoustic Guitar

SKU 04MCS016
by Martin
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Original price $ 4,300.00 - Original price $ 4,300.00
Original price
$ 4,300.00
$ 4,300.00 - $ 4,300.00
Current price $ 4,300.00

Martin Custom OM-28 Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood

Truetone Music was invited to Nazareth, PA for a very special visit. We had the chance to spec out guitars to be custom built by the Martin Custom Shop. We were also thrilled by the prospect of being able to hand select our own wood at the factory, aided by Custom Shop representatives and tonewood experts.  That began a relationship that has continued for multiple custom runs over a number of years.

We knew we wanted to represent an interesting variety as far as models and exotic woods, but we also wanted the guitars to sound as best they could, never sacrificing tone for bling. 

This Martin Custom Shop version of a OM-28 with Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood is a true example of that theory coming together in the best possible way.  The stunningly beautiful Rosewood back and sides of the guitar are what you notice first.  This spread was hand-selected at the Custom Shop for it's exotic nature - while not the first to use Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood, this one really stands out.  The look of the guitar itself would be enough, but the materials, construction and appointments make it all the more special. 
East Indian Rosewood is known to be among the most comparable tonewoods to Brazilian Rosewood.  It is light and not too dense, making it perfect for a smaller body guitar such as an OM.  The tone is rich and warm while still producing a focused attack, with tons of sustain.  We had the nice folks at the Martin Custom Shop find the most highly figured piece of Rosewood on hand, and the result was amazing. 

This particular OM-28 was matched with an amazing Sitka Spruce top, which was also hand-selected while at the Custom Shop.  It adds a bit of mid-range to balance the back & sides, producing a great balance for fingerpicking.  The aging toner on the top adds a beautiful look.

Even though the guitar was already going to be gorgeous, we decided to add antique white binding, as well diamonds and squares inlays to the black ebony fretboard, to make it a bit more singular.  And to really make this one different compared to other Martin Custom Shop guitars you see out there, we asked for it to have a cutaway.  This creates an opportunity for players to expand their range and play further up the neck.  

The neck is Martin’s modified low oval with high performance taper, making it very comfortable to play for hours. The radius is 16” with a nut width of 1 3/4”.  The guitar is finished in gloss with a satin finished neck.  It comes with a Martin hard shell case and certificate of authenticity.  
This is one of the most beautiful and unique Martin guitars we've had here, and we are proud to present it to you.  Come to Truetone Music today to experience this amazing Martin Custom Shop guitar, or order online right here today.


Specifications Overview

  • Appointment Level: Standard
  • Adhesive: Modern Adhesive
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing Material, Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Side Material: Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood
  • Binding Material: Antique White
  • Top Pearl: None
  • Rosette Style: Style 28 Boltaron
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
  • Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Nickel H97-18NA Sta-Tite Side Mnt 18:1
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Diamonds and Squares Long
  • Finish Type: Standard
  • Finish Package: Gloss Body w/ Satin Neck
  • Top Color: Aging Toner
  • Electronics: None
  • Configuration # C21-064626