Instrument Details

2017 Kostal OM, Figured Mahogany/German Spruce

Regular Price: $13,995

Special Price (Sale) $11,325 $10,995

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Specs
Status
Pending Sale
Brand
Kostal Guitars
Product Year
2017
Model
OM
Serial #
131
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP989
Condition
Like new
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Mahogany - Figured
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Stained Glass Design
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 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. 9 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Hoffee
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Description

This is as close to a new Kostal you’re likely to get without shaking hands with Jason himself when he finishes a build. OM #131 was built only a few months ago in 2017 with eye-catching Flamed Mahogany back and sides and a German Spruce top. Jason’s hallmark Stained Glass Rosette sets off the creamy palette of the German top, and the extra thin finish which protects it from the elements (ditto for the Hoffee flight case) keeps that Spruce as lively and responsive as possible. The C profile neck has well-rounded cheeks, and the crest flattens just a smidgen.


The voice is a bit of a firecracker: the bass response has a distinct pop that projects out from the guitar, rather than enveloping the player. Similarly, the upper mids have lots of punch, and you’ll be surprised how well this Kostal OM responds to a medium to aggressive attack. Digging in, you really have to try hard to make it top out. All this crispness, and in a 14-fret, short scale 25 inch package, is further proof of Jason’s formidable lutherie chops. Top of the line fingerstyle guitar that’ll cut right through the mix? Look no further, your finely-honed axe has arrived.


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This might be the first Mahogany guitar from Jason Kostal that we have had in the shop. It’s one of the more powerful of his that I’ve seen as well. The German Spruce top is really punchy and strong, and I like the way the notes fire out quickly. Of course you also get the Mahogany clarity, and ease of play that Jason is known for. A sweet guitar in every way.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
MAHOGANY - FIGURED

This is as close to a new Kostal you’re likely to get without shaking hands with Jason himself when he finishes a build. OM #131 was built only a few months ago in 2017 with eye-catching Flamed Mahogany back and sides and a German Spruce top.
 

This might be the first Mahogany guitar from Jason Kostal that we have had in the shop. It’s one of the more powerful of his that I’ve seen as well.
 
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