Martin's Authentics Series guitars are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Instit... Click To Read More About This Product
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Martin's Authentics Series guitars are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1933 OM-18 on loan from Fred Oster of Vintage Instruments, this guitar is constructed with a mahogany back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top using an authentic circa 1933 bracing pattern. Featuring period-correct "OM-18" Authentic-style appointments, right down to the Authentic 1933 neck barrel and heel.
Includes a 533V Harptone style case.
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Old Style 18
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1933
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Back Purfling: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Strip
Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Endpiece: Solid Madagascar Rosewood in a Narrow 1933 Shaped
Binding: Black Boltaron
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1933 Barrel and Heel
Nut Material: Solid Black Ebony
Headstock: Solid/1939 Taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood/Authentic Style (1933) Gold Lettering with No Black Outline