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2002 Martin OM-45 GE 1933, Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Martin
Product Year
2002
Model
OM-45 GE 1933
Serial #
908629
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1148
Condition
Excellent, only a few superficial marks.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
45 Style
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
45 Style
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
C.F. Martin in Abalone
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.25 in
Body Depth Heel
3.375 in
Body Depth Tail
4.125 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
4 lb. 6 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Karura
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2002 is right in the middle of when Martin was building this most limited of runs, the OM-45 GE 1933, and that’s right where this guitar came from. The Golden Era guitars preceded Martin’s Authentic line, and were built with the cream of the crop Brazilian Rosewood and Adirondack Spruce, braced like the 30s prewar Martins, and here outfitted with 45-style appointments and a shade top. It’s obvious at the first pluck of a note that this OM-45 GE has a special brand of tone. Excellent string balance, with the uppers clear and present without dominating the voice. Excels in both Standard and D tunings. Plays easily, hangs in the air an extra moment or two, and it looks like a dream come true.
There’s only ever going to be a tiny handful of these OM-45 Golden Eras in the world; grab this one while you still can.



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This Martin is one of the prettiest I’ve seen, and the tone is simply magical. The forward-shifted bracing, Adirondack Spruce, and Brazilian Rosewood really harken back to the holy grail guitars of the 1920s and 30s. This guitar sounds mature and has real character. It’s also powerful and gives you more sound that you might expect from an OM body. I love it.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

2002 is right in the middle of when Martin was building this most limited of runs, the OM-45 GE 1933, and that’s right where this guitar came from. The Golden Era guitars preceded Martin’s Authentic line, and were built with the cream of the crop Brazilian Rosewood and Adirondack Spruce, braced like the 30s prewar Martins, and here outfitted with 45-style appointments and a shade top.
 

This Martin is one of the prettiest I’ve seen, and the tone is simply magical. The forward-shifted bracing, Adirondack Spruce, and Brazilian Rosewood really harken back to the holy grail guitars of the 1920s and 30s.
 
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