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Description: Martin SWOMGTEDIT

The Martin SWOMGT acoustic guitar is, along with the Martin SWDGT, part of Martin’s “sustainable wood” series. The Martin SWOMGT is a solid wood orchestra model with a solid rescued spruce top and solid cherry back and sides. The top of the Martin SWOMGT is a gloss top but the back and sides have a satin finish.

Where to Buy: Martin SWOMGT

Street Price: $1,399.00 / MSRP: $1,799.00


  • Good overall OM guitar

  • By Sustainable Wood Boy on Jun 27, 2009 | 8 out of 9 found it helpful
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  • Pros: I like the size and some of the appointments that are unique to the sustainable wood series. The guitar is also very reasonably priced for an all-solid Martin Orchestra Model guitar.
  • Cons: The neck is a little bit thin for my taste. Some people really like a thin neck, but for me this makes it harder to fret certain chords - especially barre chords.
  • Experience: I own it
  • Overall, the Martin SWOMGT a good guitar for the money. I paid $1299 for it at Gryphon Stringed ...

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  • Excellent Guitar

  • By Kyosabnim on Mar 11, 2010 | 5 out of 5 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Perfect size for me. It has a great sound unique to this model. Love the Cherry
  • Cons: Neck is a little thin, but not unbearable
  • Experience: I own it
  • This is an incredible guitar for the price. The quality and feel of the guitar, in my opinion, is...

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  • An American made solid wood OM for a very low price

  • By Idaho John on May 5, 2011 | 4 out of 4 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Very reasonable price. Great value - solid wood, tasteful appointments, and the lovely warm tone of cherry. The tone leans towards Mahogany, but it is distinctive and it works well with traditional fingerstyle music.
  • Cons: Well - I don't like the case. And to reach its full potential, the guitar could benefit from a change from Tusq nut and saddle to a bone. Also a change in tuners and a set of ebony pins would be a welcome addition.
  • Experience: I own it
  • Lovely tone - with the tusq nut and saddle, I can see why previous reviewers might think Taylor, ...

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Specifications: Martin SWOMGTEDIT

Construction: Solid Sustainable Cherry Blocks; Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce (Rescued)
Rosette: Tortoise Color w/ Ivoroid, Blue and White Inlay
Top Bracing Pattern: A-Frame ''X''
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce (Rescued Wood) 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Sustainable Cherry
Back Purfling: Tortoise Color
Side Material: Solid Sustainable Cherry
Endpiece: Delmar Tortoise Color - Red
Endpiece Inlay: none
Binding: Tortoise Color - Red
Top Inlay Style: Black/Grained Ivoroid
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: none
Neck Material: Sustainable Cherry
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Nut Material: White Corian
Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
Headplace: Tortoise Color /Raised Gold Foil
Heelcap: Tortoise Color - Red
Fingerboard Material: Solid Sustainable Katalox
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 28 - Imitation Pearl Dots
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Satin
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid Sustainable Katalox
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Gold w/ Large Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor Bronze (MSP4100)
Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Tortoise Colored Dots
Pickguard: Tortoise Color
Case: 630 Molded
Interior Label: Sustainable Wood Series
Electronics: Optional
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