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Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar Natural

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The 1930s were a particularly unpleasant time for many Americans. A factory worker lucky enough to have a steady job brought home $34 a month. A school teacher saw a respectable $100 a month, while a ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The 1930s were a particularly unpleasant time for many Americans. A factory worker lucky enough to have a steady job brought home $34 a month. A school teacher saw a respectable $100 a month, while a doctor or lawyer may have brought a staggering $300 home to the family. These were the fortunate ones who could count on something regular each month to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. Everyone else held on tight and looked for heroes ... on the stage, on the screen, on the radio, anywhere. Heroes were larger than life, and heroes meant hope. Some even said no one would ever be paid more than Babe Ruth in 1930. America needed heroes.

Consider that $20,000 coach-built cars with names like Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, and Duesenberg represented unattainable opulence compared to the average $500 automobile - a luxury in its own right. A movie was a 25-cent escape, a harmonica was $1, and a proper guitar was $8 or $10. If you played guitar in 1930, you may have even heard a fantastic tale about a Martin costing upwards of $225. The OM-45 Deluxe. You only heard about it, but you never saw one because there were just 11 made in 1930. Almost ninety years later, most enthusiasts will never see an original OM-45 Deluxe- there is handful believed remaining in existence today.

The OM-45 Deluxe was royalty among all guitars of the era. Roy Rogers played one - youd be hard pressed to find a bigger hero. He was larger than life to many, and his guitar drove that point home every bit as hard as the Bambino could swing a bat. The OM-45 Deluxe became the stuff of legend for almost every reason imaginable. Most importantly it was rare and it was real and it embodied every singular quality the aficionados now consider to be Martin's "Golden Era". Its the definitive masterpiece ... period.

The 2015 "OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930" “ limited to 11 instruments - draws its inspiration and exacting specifications from the 1930 OM-45 Deluxe acquired at the Guernseys Instrument Auction in April 2014. Its Serial#44999. Its real and its on display today as a masterpiece among the C.F. Martin & Co Museum Collection in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. This careful recreation faithfully employs the most traditional construction techniques and materials available today with specifications rivalling the original from 1930. This instrument also benefits from Martins Authentic V.T.S. top and bracing; the heavily researched advanced aging process that most accurately reproduces the visual character - and most importantly - the sonic performance of the coveted 20's and 30's instruments.

A lucky few owners around the world will experience this remarkable instrument. Sadly, and once again, most enthusiasts will never see an original 2015 OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 - there is only a handful in existence today. Theyre rare and theyre real and they embody the finest qualities and timeless traditions of the luthiers' craft. The Martin tradition since 1833.

Features
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Top: VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce
  • Rosette: Style 45
  • Top Bracing Pattern: OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930
  • Top Braces: VTS Adirondack Spruce 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars - Circa 1930
  • Back Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
  • Back Purfling: Style - 45 Golden Era
  • Side Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
  • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid in a Narrow 1930 Shape 45 Wedge
  • Endpiece Inlay: Brazilian Rosewood with Maple/Black Fiber
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Top Inlay Style: Style 42
  • Side Inlay: Brazilian Rosewood with Maple/Black Fiber
  • Back Inlay: Brazilian Rosewood with Maple/Black Fiber
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Authentic 1930 Barrel & Heel
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid/Diamond/1930 Taper
  • Headplate: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
  • Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4"
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4"
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 45 Snowflakes - 1930 Authentic Style
  • Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly - Long Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/8"
  • Saddle: 16" Radius/Long Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Waverly Engraved Gold Banjo Tuners with Solid MOP Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Ivory Colored Poly with Select Pearl Dots
  • Pickguard: Tortoloid with 1930 Style Floral Inlay
  • Case: 533V Harptone
  • Interior Label: none
  • Electronics: none
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinOM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (23)
  • Good audio (22)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Stays in tune (15)

Cons

  • Poor quality (8)
  • Requires constant tuning (6)
  • Flat sound (5)
  • Not consistent (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • School bands (11)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (25), Experienced (10), Novice (7), Child (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good value for money

I was looking for a good 'budget' guitar for practice. What can I say, this guitar just surpassed my expectations. The price looked very affordable to begin with. I also had a...Read complete review

I was looking for a good 'budget' guitar for practice. What can I say, this guitar just surpassed my expectations. The price looked very affordable to begin with. I also had a $15 discount coupon sitting around that I was able to use on this product.The dealers were kind enough to offer me a set of picks for free (Can you believe it ??!!), which just made this whole deal an incredible value. The only con was that there was a slight buzzing on the high E string which they gladly fixed for an extra $20. Overall, I got this guitar for the price it was valued at (including the extra picks). I will definitely buy again when my 401K matures.

[Update #1] - I just realized that this is not a guitar from 1930, rather a recreation of a 1930 model guitar. Why they would do that? I don't know. Still a great guitar!

[Update #2] - I just noticed the description of the product. It talks a lot about the depression era and how Americans couldn't afford to eat. I now feel bad for having spent the money I had set aside for my kids college tuition on this guitar. I'm only removing 1 star from my earlier review since I shouldn't blame the guitar for my decision.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

IM RICH AND I BOUGHT 10 BUT THEY ENDED UP SUCKING

I was jamming with my great pals slash,Eric Clapton,and Gene Simmons when we were looking for a great guitar that was super expensive so we could brag and be snobby when talking about...Read complete review

I was jamming with my great pals slash,Eric Clapton,and Gene Simmons when we were looking for a great guitar that was super expensive so we could brag and be snobby when talking about it. Long story short this was not what we were looking for, it sucks , we could make better music with the box than the guitar
But it still looks good in my Bugatti so 3 stars

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(45 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good value for money

By Jim the walker

from New York City, WA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Slight buzzing on high strings

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

I was looking for a good 'budget' guitar for practice. What can I say, this guitar just surpassed my expectations. The price looked very affordable to begin with. I also had a $15 discount coupon sitting around that I was able to use on this product.The dealers were kind enough to offer me a set of picks for free (Can you believe it ??!!), which just made this whole deal an incredible value. The only con was that there was a slight buzzing on the high E string which they gladly fixed for an extra $20. Overall, I got this guitar for the price it was valued at (including the extra picks). I will definitely buy again when my 401K matures.

[Update #1] - I just realized that this is not a guitar from 1930, rather a recreation of a 1930 model guitar. Why they would do that? I don't know. Still a great guitar!

[Update #2] - I just noticed the description of the product. It talks a lot about the depression era and how Americans couldn't afford to eat. I now feel bad for having spent the money I had set aside for my kids college tuition on this guitar. I'm only removing 1 star from my earlier review since I shouldn't blame the guitar for my decision.

(37 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitat I've ever played

By Ace

from Phoenix AZ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

    The best part about this guitar was how spacious the box is, which is great because I now live in it

    (26 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Bought Two!

    By Jerome Horowitz

    from Antarctica

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Winter Fun!

      Comments about Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

      After watching Curly use guitars as snowshoes while "Rockin' Thru The Rockies" with Moe and Larry, I just had to try it. The OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS model was the best, hands down (or should I say feet down?), and was a nice tip o' the hat to that wonderful 1930s Three Stooges era. Who knows, perhaps Curly himself used this model -- think about it! He may have even had the opportunity to use many of them, depending on how many takes they did! Stepping into each one made the most delightful "crunch" and the fit was stellar. I could snowshoe for hours without even a hint of a blister. Unfortunately, however, they are starting to wear and will need to be replaced soon. When that time comes, I will purchase another pair without hesitation!

      (24 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Beginner guitar.

      By CantPlay

      from Usa

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Consistent

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • School Bands

        Comments about Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

        As a complete beginner I was looking for a super cheap affordable guitar that I could just mess around with. For the price this thing is great. Only had to use all off my college savings, take a 30,000$ loan and work minimum wage for the next 75 years to pay it off. This was all worth it. Love the guitar and the price makes it even worse. Also wondering if it's a problem that the bottom 20% of the guitar is cracked, probaly not though.

        (19 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderwall never sounded this good.

        By Liam Gallagher

        from Nantucket

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

          Great for playing Wonderwall

          (18 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Value!

          By Eric Clapton

          from Hollywood, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

            How can you beat the price? I mean, 20 grand off! I bought this guitar as a Christmas present for my fourteen year-old son. He plays in a garage band. Sadly, he left the guitar on the garage floor and my wife drove her Suburban over it. But it was a great instrument while it lasted. Sigh.

            (17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What the heck?

            By Adam Apple

            from Boring, OR

            Comments about Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

            Bought it on GC and it came with a hole in the top! Not to mention the inside is hollow! What a waste of money.

            (16 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good prop for multiple takes on guitar breaking movie scene

            By Brendan

            from Texas

            About Me Child

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • Poor Construction
            • Requires Constant Tuning

            Best Uses

            • Smashing

            Comments about Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

            Smashed it. Actually I smashed about 10 of them. We had to do eleven takes, then we ran out of money.

            (16 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Poor performance,#dissapointment

            By Esteban Smith

            from Thebermuda triangle... HELP

            About Me Professional Musician

            Comments about Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

            I'm. Not much of of a musical guy. But my bud the most interesting cat in the world Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya De La Rosa Ramirez Smith is a huge musical dude! He always saying stay musical my friends. Unfortunately his old guitar wouldn't stay in tune and he couldn't make a fort out of the box, so the British kept invading his playpen, I got him this and I would him to take over the review.

            Hello this is Esteban I received my guitar on a Sunny Saturday at 10:00AM with 30 seconds left in the minuite, exactly. My only complaint is the FedEx guy woke me up from my nap, but hey the box was great. It fits so I like to sits in it. It solved my problem of British my dog companion from invading my space, he's so annoying he's always playing his flute and he terrible at playing flute. The Guitar is great it works great with my horsetail bowstring, did I mention I play guitar like a cello, which helps me pick up chicks, it makes my friend catman so jealous my only complaint is ITS NOT A CELLO

            (14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Keeping up a family tradition.

            By Acme Widgets

            from Where ever I am

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin OM-45 Deluxe Authentic 1930 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

                I am the owner & chairman of a large corporation,that I inherited from my father. I keep this guitar in my office.Whenever I fire or lay off someone. After I give them the bad news. I play this guitar while singing
                "Happy Trails", as they are leaving. Just like dear old Dad did,back in the depression in the 30's.
                Gotta go now,kinda getting choked up.

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