Martin 1-Series OMC-1E Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The 1-Series OMC-1E Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an affordable, solid wood-bodied guitar, backed by Martin's heritage of over 175 years in skilled building excellence and a limited life... Read More

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The 1-Series OMC-1E Orchestra Model Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an affordable, solid wood-bodied guitar, backed by Martin's heritage of over 175 years in skilled building excellence and a limited lifetime warranty. Constructed from solid tonewoods including a Sitka spruce top, bookmatched sapele back and sides, as well as an East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, the 1-Series OMC-1E creates that legendary rich and commanding Martin sound guitarists everywhere have come to know and love. The acoustic-electric guitar comes equipped with a Fishman Aero sound reinforcement system featuring volume and tone controls and an onboard digital chromatic tuner. The OMC-1E comes with Martin SP strings for great long-lasting tone and sustain, as well as a hardshell case to provide protection and security.

Martin has created the 1-Series to deliver legendary Martin quality and tone at a more accessible price.

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Bookmatched Sapele back and sides
  • East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Fishman sound reinforcement system
  • Martin SP strings
  • Model: OMC-1E
    Label: Paper Label w/ Model Name
    Construction: 1 Style; Ply Blocks; Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    Body Size: 000-14 Fret Cutaway
    Top: Sitka Spruce
    Top Braces: Sitka/X1 Style/Scalloped
    Pattern: 000-14 Fret #102a
    Bridge Plate: Maple
    Side Brace: Sitka Spruce
    Top Binding: 5/32'' Black Boltaron
    Top Inlay: .0325'' B/W Boltaron (White Against Binding)
    Rosette: Style 28; First Cut 4.063''
    Pickguard: Black, Pattern 6 (Om28 Style)
    Back: Solid Sapele
    Back Binding: 5/32'' Black Boltaron
    Sides: Solid Sapele
    Endpiece: Black Boltaron
    Neck: Rust Stratabond
    Neck Shape: Mod Low Oval
    Headstock: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper
    Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm
    Heelcap: Black Boltaron
    Nut: White Corian
    Headplate: Indian Rosewood Pattern HPL Texture Finish w/ Printed Logo
    Tuning Machines: Ping Chrome- 18:1 Ratio W/ Small Knobs (Drill Y Step)
    Fingerboard: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Radius: 16''
    Scale Length: 25.470''
    Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
    Width At 12 Fret: 2-1/4''
    Fret Wire: Standard
    Fret Slot: .020''
    Frets Clear: 14
    Total Frets: 20
    Pearl Inlay: Style 28
    Side Dots: White Boltaron
    Side Dot Position: One At 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Two At 12th, One At 15th & 17th Frets
    Finish Body Package: Catalyzed Satin/ Dark Filler/Med. Cherry Stain
    Finish Top: Catalyzed Satin
    Bridge: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    Style: 1 Style Belly/Deeper Slot
    String Spacing: 2-1/4''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
    Electronics: Fishman Aero +
    Strap Button: Ping Chrome
    Strings: MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
    Bridge Pins: White w/ Black Dots
    End Pin: End Pin Jack w/ Chrome Cap
    Case: 330
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)



By Daniel Abeyta

from Winchester, Cal.

The sound and feel of this guitar is second to none. The smooth neck and clear clean action/response you get is truely legendary. Plugged or not, this is hands down the finest USA made instrument top quality imaginable. It definitely sets the bar high for other manufacturers. It is destined to be much sought after guitar for the price. No frills, just high esteem.

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


Best bang for your $$$

By Jay

from Nashville, TN

I had originally bought the Taylor 214ce without ever looking at this one. After replacing the Taylor du to a bad neck. I went back and the salesperson steered me toward this beauty. The sound from it is nothing short of amazing. It's got that warm Martin tone and the action was set perfect. After sitting around what I thought was about 45 min, was actually almost 2 hours. This guitar is so easy and comfortable to play . Some people say negative about the stratabond neck. They could not be more wrong . It is very smooth and fast with a really good feel. I would recommend this to anyone. One great purchase!!!

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Great for fingerstyle

By Christopher Nelson

from Austin, TX

I was looking for an steel string acoustic to use for fingerstyle and clasical playing in addition to my nylon classical guitar. I knew I needed something with 1 3/4" nut to allow some extra space for fingerpicking but everything I liked was way out of my price range. Then I came across this one and have been in love ever since. It is absolutely the perfect size and string spacing for my style of playing. It's compact enough for every day practice and sounds great when jacked in. I have several other cheaper acoustic guitars and none of them compare. I should have bucked up and bought a Martin in the first place. If you play fingerstyle and want a relatively inexpensive Martin, this is the one for you. Highly recommended by me.

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(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar - be careful of the finish

By anita

from seattle, wa

Would give it a 5 but within several months of owning it, it developed blemishes where my strumming arm rests. Too bad since this is an absolutely gorgeous guitar without all the ornate embellishments. Plays beautifully, sounds great. Just be careful to play with long sleeves otherwise your skin oil will muck up the finish.

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Sweet Guitar for All Styles

By DC Campbell

from NY, NY

I have no real words for this guitar. Its awesome plug'd or unplug'd! CF Martin went all out on this baby! Tuner, Phase button, Volume control, multiple dynamics. This guitar is a true beauty of craftsmenship! Definitely worth the money! BUY IT! You won't be disappointed.

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(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)


Martin Quality and sound, affordable price

By Joe Garrett

from Baldwin, MD

I had decided to trade up from my Martin dreadnaught to an oo or OM style guitar, more suited to my style of playing. I was looking at the Martin OM-16 series guitars when I happened upon this one at GC. I was blown away by the playability, and sound of this reasonably priced guitar. Plenty of bass for my needs, and the action is a smooth as silk. It sounds good picked or strummed, and the built-in tuner makes it easy to change tuning on the fly.

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar

By Maverick

from Little Rock, AR

I Found this guitar at my local GC ang fell in lust with it. It sounds amazing. The best part that I've found about it so far is that it sounds like two totally different guitars depending on whether your finger picking or not. Another thing I have run into with a similar body shape is that they don't produce much volume, that is not the case with this guitar, if you play this thing with a pick it can get dreadnaught loud. The guitar fits your body very well while sitting or standing and is not akward in any fashion. I traded three guitars and an amp in to bring this puppy home, and I am glad I did!

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Wonderful guitar

By Bob

from N. Syracuse, NY

I just got this guitar about a week ago, and I'm having a hard time putting it down. Excellent, well balanced sound with great sustain. Sounds great plugged in or unplugged. The Fishman electronics are great and easy to use. For an easy price, you get a real, USA built, easy to play and superb sounding MARTIN. You can't beat that! It doesn't have the exotic woods, frilly inlays and finishes of the higher end models, but what is it really about anyway? The quality and sound, in my opinion. Great guitar!

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(37 of 61 customers found this review helpful)



By zach(the 1 who rocks)

from malibu, california

BEAUTIFUL GUITAR! when i first picked this guitar up i think i fell in love with it. i played and played.then i looked at my watch and realized id been playing that guitar 4 2 hours! haha. it is such an easy guitar to play and i can brag to my friends that i have a martin lol. it has a great sound and is perfect for gigs, or just playing with friends. this guitar is AMAZING

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