The Martin OM28-V Vintage Reissue Acoustic Guitar has a silky sweet tone produced by a solid Sitka spruce top combined with narrow-waisted comfort and sumptuous appointments. Solid East Indian rosewoo... Read More
The Martin OM28-V Vintage Reissue Acoustic Guitar has a silky sweet tone produced by a solid Sitka spruce top combined with narrow-waisted comfort and sumptuous appointments. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, bold herringbone top inlay, grained ivoroid binding and heel cap, HD zigzag back purfling, and a black ebony fretboard mark this one as a true luxury instrument. Traditional scalloped 1/4" bracing, solid mahogany neck, modified V neck shape, traditional open-geared Gotoh nickel tuners with butterbean knobs, and a Corian nut make the guitar authentic and ready for years of serious use. Includes case.
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Although I've never played a Martin I didn't like, some seem to just have that something special above others and the OM28V seems to be it. Some players have complained that the EC models are uneven; some terrific, some sounding muted, but in doing a lot of research, I've not found this complaint about the OM28V anywhere. (I have only played two 000-28ECs and both were wonderful). The OM-28V is stunning. It is beautiful to look at, and has a wonderfully balanced bass. The sustain is a marvel, and with the bone nut and saddle, all that's left is to add in bone bridge pins! The aging toner is terrific and UV makes it beautifully darker over the years. The bass rivals that of the incredible M38 (a bass that needs to be heard to be believed) and with FX special lights, the OM-28V is perfect for blues, fingerstyle, yet strong enough to take to the bluegrass jam. An all-round guitar with tasteful appointments and a consistency in sound that is likely to make the OM 28V model go up in value over the years. The earlier ones all report being sweetened with age and this model is destined to be a classic, even as the pre-war models are today.
I've had a high-end Takamine for years. And then found the OM28-V. The resonance and sustain of this guitar is incredible and probably are the strongest selling points for this model. The playability is superior. And the responsiveness from the total instrument just blew me away. This is absolutely worth the money, whether flatpicking or finger-style, and the sounds it creates are truly inspiring.
I shopped around and played every high quality guitar I could find, and the Martin om 28v is the best. I had owned a lesser Martin before, so I had an ear for the Martin sound. Next to this guitar nothing else can satisfy, great lows and highs, but the midrange of the OM 28v blew me away. Great for flat pick, and perfect for finger picking.The powerful voice and sustain makes my Gibson Songwriter sound like an embarrassing toy. If you aren't bothered by that anti-martin snobbery take th Martin OM 28v home, and pass it down to your grandchildren, they will love you for it.
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