Instrument Details

1978 Franklin OM Brazilian/German
SOLD
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Franklin
Product Year
1978
Model
OM
Serial #
123
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
3550
Condition
Very Good Recent neck set, new bridge, nut, saddle and superb setup by our own Ken Jones. This thing is playing beautifully. Normal play wear for it's age, on touched up scratch on back of headstock. Solid.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Wood
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Diamonds & Squares
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
15 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.16 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
31.8 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.674 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Hardshell
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Description

We are happy whenever we get in a Franklin guitar. There's a great reason why John Renbourn, Woody Mann and so many other top fingerstylist own Franklin guitars. Nick Kuckich has an uncanny ability to create the 'old' sound we all yearn for in every guitar he makes. This Franklin OM features German Spruce and old and straight Brazilian Rosewood, the kind we wish we still had to build with. It's #123, which has to mean something! It sure has a lot of mojo! We are all hoping someone buys it before Paul or Al does!

Here's a great handmade OM from Nick Kuckich. I spoke to Nick about this one and he declared it was back when they were really handmade without even a jig. I love that! It sure has a lot of tone and a big, open voice. This one rivals any old Martin I've ever played and is sure to inspire anyone lucky enough to own it. It's the kind of guitar that will become a part of you.
 
This Franklin guitar is as close to a vintage Martin OM as you can get in feel and sound. The tone is punchy and clear and it's very versatile. Great instrument.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

We are happy whenever we get in a Franklin guitar. There's a great reason why John Renbourn, Woody Mann and so many other top fingerstylist own Franklin guitars.
 

Here's a great handmade OM from Nick Kuckich. I spoke to Nick about this one and he declared it was back when they were really handmade without even a jig.
 
This Franklin guitar is as close to a vintage Martin OM as you can get in feel and sound. The tone is punchy and clear and it's very versatile.
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