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1931 Martin OM-28 - Acoustic Guitar

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This is one of the all time great vintage Martins, a vintage, prewar 1931 Martin OM-28. 1 of 166 made that year and just 487 pre-war OM-28s ever made. Born over 80 years ago, this guitar has an incredible story. It was purchased by crew members of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga for their superior just before the bombing at Pearl Harbor. The Saratoga was moved just days before the bombing and this beautiful Martin survived to delight the seamen throughout their tour of duty. 

This wonderful vintage OM-28 has stunning Brazilian back and sides, an Adirondack top, and the purest sweet old Martin sound you're going to find. Abolutely one of the best sounding guitars to ever grace our walls. This fine early example comes in a period correct case, and has superbly well dressed and crowned bar frets, that feel more like modern frets than the old-timers.

This vintage Martin OM-28 guitar is largely original, but like all these old timers has had some work done as described in the condition statement below. What you can't see is the amazing voice, so put on your headphones and be sure to listen to this treasure. Playing this fine pre-war vintage 1931 Martin OM-28 is such a pleasure, it is far more than a collectible. This is a guitar that will work its way into your heart and never leave!

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Artists who play instruments by this builder: Eric Clapton, Norman Blake, John Mayer, Clarence White, Richie Sambora, Steve Earle, Beck, Roger McGuinn, Steven Stills, Graham Nash, Paul Simon, Nancy Wilson, Merle Haggard, George Jones

This is one of the all time great vintage Martins, a vintage, prewar 1931 Martin OM-28. 1 of 166 made that year and just 487 pre-war OM-28s ever made. Born over 80 years ago, this guitar has an incredible story. It was purchased by crew members of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga for their superior just before the bombing at Pearl Harbor. The Saratoga was moved just days before the bombing and this beautiful Martin survived to delight the seamen throughout their tour of duty. 

This wonderful vintage OM-28 has stunning Brazilian back and sides, an Adirondack top, and the purest sweet old Martin sound you're going to find. Abolutely one of the best sounding guitars to ever grace our walls. This fine early example comes in a period correct case, and has superbly well dressed and crowned bar frets, that feel more like modern frets than the old-timers.

This vintage Martin OM-28 guitar is largely original, but like all these old timers has had some work done as described in the condition statement below. What you can't see is the amazing voice, so put on your headphones and be sure to listen to this treasure. Playing this fine pre-war vintage 1931 Martin OM-28 is such a pleasure, it is far more than a collectible. This is a guitar that will work its way into your heart and never leave!

    Woods & Trim
  • Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: Adirondack (Red) Spruce
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Rosette: 28 Style
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Bindings: None
  • Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headstock Bindings: None
  • Headstock Inlay: Builder Logo
  • Top Trim: Herringbone
  • Back Strip: Zipper
  • Fret Markers: Diamonds & Squares
  • Tuners: Original Grover Open Back
  • Tuner Finish: Nickel
    Measurements
  • Body Size: Medium
  • Scale: 25.4 in. (645.15 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4 in. (44.5 mm)
  • String Spacing: 2 5/16 in. (58.65 mm)
  • Body Length: 19 1/4 in.
  • Upper Bout: 11 1/4 in.
  • Lower Bout: 15 1/4 in.
  • Serial #: 46706
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 1/4 in.
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 in.
  • Frets to body: 14
    Extras
  • Cutaway: None
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Case: Period Correct Brown Hardshell.
  • Pickup: None
  • Condition: Very Good. All original and crack-free top, neck and headstock. Original tuners, fingerboard, bridge and bar frets. Bridgeplate was replaced with proper one. Repaired tail crack at end pin about 4" each direction. When this was done the back and sides were oversprayed and back braces were reglued. Top finish is original. Small 1/8" piece of binding added due to normal shrinking at tail wedge. Setup is great with low action, bar frets are beautifully rounded and crowned. This is the best playing bar fret guitar we've ever felt.
Artists who play instruments by this builder: Eric Clapton, Norman Blake, John Mayer, Clarence White, Richie Sambora, Steve Earle, Beck, Roger McGuinn, Steven Stills, Graham Nash, Paul Simon, Nancy Wilson, Merle Haggard, George Jones
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1931 Martin OM-28 -  Acoustic Guitar Player Reviews

Player Reviews:

"I've had the pleasure to play many fine prewar Martins, but this is the best OM-28 I've played to date for two reasons. First, the tone is etheral, so sweet, strong and resonant. It weighs nothing and just vibrates in your arms. Second is it's playability. A superb setup was done with painstaking fret dressing. I guarantee you have never played bar frets that feel this good. Each fret was perfectly crowned and the ends rounded, so your finger slide over them as if they were modern frets. This is the vintage prewar Martin OM-28 we all dream of, now it can be reality. This is the time to buy vintage gems as they are devalued, but we all know they won't stay that way..." - Paul Heumiller

"I always enjoy getting my hands on Vintage Martins like this one. There's just something special about the way an old guitar responds and tells its own story. The condition on this one is remarkable. " - Al Petteway

"One of the finest old Martin guitars I've had my hands on. It's comfortable to play and has one of the sweetest tones I've heard. You'll want to play this guitar non-stop!" - Steven Dembroski