Martin OM-21 Special

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Description: Martin OM-21 SpecialEDIT

The Martin OM – or Orchestra Model – guitar was selected by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of the 7 Guitars that Change The Way We Play in its November, 2008 issue.

Maury’s Music published an in-depth review of the guitar here.

Where to Buy: Martin OM-21 Special

Street Price: $2,899.00 / MSRP: $3,799.00

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  • Excellent fingerpicker with a lot of warmth

  • By OM-21 Special Fan on Feb 17, 2010 | 3 out of 4 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Beautiful guitar to look at and has a very warm sound even when relatively new. I liked its vintage look and warm sound.
  • Cons: Not as bright as some other OM-shaped guitars. I think the ebony fretboard makes it warmer than some others.
  • Experience: I've used it
  • Overall and excellent guitar. Very comparable to the Martin OM-28V but with a warmer sound. I p...

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Specifications: Martin OM-21 SpecialEDIT

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: 3 Ring - Fine Herringbone
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4''
Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling: Fine Herringbone
Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Endpiece: Solid Black Ebony
Endpiece Inlay: Maple Fiber
Binding: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/Maple Fiber
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: Maple
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/SquareTaper
Headplace: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Large Old Style
Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
# of Frets Clear: 14.0
# of Frets Total: 20.0
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 21- Select Abalone Squares - One at 5th, Two at 7th, One at 9th Fret
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Vintage Toner ; Sunburst available at additional cost.
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Pyramid w/ Drop-In Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel Open-Geared w/ Oval Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor Bronze (MSP4100)
Bridge & End Pins: Solid Black Ebony w/ Grained Ivoroid Dots
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color - Beveled & Polished
Case: 533E Geib style
Interior Label: none
Electronics: Optional
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