This is my take on the tried and true OM or "orchestra model" first built by Martin in 1929. Built with a Lutz spruce soundboard and maple back/sides it has a crisp and focused sound with astonishingly quick response. It is evenly balanced up and down the neck with soul-centering bass tones and bell like trebles. It's strong voice will project sufficiently to fill up an auditorium, yet is so responsive that it will sing at the lightest touch. Every guitar that I make is a highly unique and individual instrument. The particular guitar photographed here is one that I dubbed the "Hospital Maple" guitar. The reason for this is that the back and sides of this guitar are made from a highly figured and gorgeous piece of Norwegian maple literally saved from the fireplace. This tree grew for many decades outside the local hospital, and had to be cut down to make room for expansion. Someone saved the trunk – and now here it is! This neck is made from one of those rare pieces of perfect wood that winds up being used in a wooden pallet. This flawless piece of wood was spotted by someone who couldn't bear to see such a fine piece of Mahogany get tossed into a landfill! The fingerboard, bridge, and binding are all made of flawless "jatoba" offcuts, saved from the dumpsters of a large commercial woodshop. As with every single piece of wood used in my guitars only the finest of reclaimed wood is used. My high standards of wood selection coupled with expert craftsmanship results in amazing sound, and lifelong durability.
Dimensions: Scale Length 650mm Body Length 502mm Body width: Lower bout: 385mm Body width: Upper bout: 292mm Body Depth at lower bout: 100mm Overall length: 102cm