The Authentic Series 1931 OM-28 VTS Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar shares Martin's significant 14-fret neck Orchestra Model innovation, and is based on a rare 1931 OM-28 model originally owned by Mike Seeger. The specifications have been closely followed with the following exceptions: Madagascar rosewood replaces the rarer Brazilian rosewood, and it has a vintage gloss finish and torrefied Adirondack spruce top and braces, and Martin's Vintage Tone System (VTS) has been used to replicate the aged appearance and tonality of the 1931 original.
Construction: Solid Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Rosette: Style 28 (Authentic 1921/31)
Top Bracing Pattern: OM-28 Authentic 1931
Top Braces: VTS Adirondack Spruce 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars Circa 1931
Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Back Purfling: Style 28 Zig-Zag (Authentic)
Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid (Narrow 1931 Shape)
Endpiece Inlay: Madagascar Rosewood with Maple Fiber
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: Madagascar Rosewood with Maple Fiber
Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1931 Barrel and Heel
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Diamond/1931 Taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
# of Frets Clear: 14
# of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
Fingerboard Width at 12TH Fret: 2-1/4"
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamond & Squares - Short Pattern Golden Era
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back and Sides: Vintage Gloss
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly with Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16"
Saddle: 16" Radius/Long Bone
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel with Butterbean Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge and End Pins: Ivory Colored Poly with Black Dots
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Case: 533V Harptone
Interior Label: none
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