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1989 Franklin OM Brazilian/German
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Franklin
Product Year
1989
Model
OM
Serial #
445S
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
3403
Condition
Good. New bridge fabricated by Ken Jones, repaired crack on top at center seam, stabilized crack in lower bout of top, typical play wear, scratches on headplate, finish wear on tuners.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Brazilian Rosewood
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Custom
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
McIntyre Feather
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
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.674 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Here we have a wonderful OM in Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood from Nick Kuckich at Franklin Guitars. Folks, this is an OM designed with great tunes in mind, across a variety of genres: Bluegrass licks are sharp and hang in the air, just as a delicate fingerstyle waltz opens up across all the registers. Responding equally easily to flatpicks as fingertips, the C profile neck is smooth like butter, and the narrower nut makes fretting effortless. Beautifully balanced with a quick response and plenty of midrange punch, this one is fully opened up and ready for the next generation to enjoy it's musical gifts. Additionally, the Brazilian used is absolutely outstanding--the kind we just don't see much anymore, with straight grain and stunning spider webbing. When we think of the definitive OM guitar, it's clear this Franklin doesn't fall far from the tree, and we fell in love with it within minutes.

I've never met a Franklin guitar that I didn't love. Nick has an incredible knack for coaxing beautiful, balanced tone from every guitar he builds, and this OM holds true to form. The voice is so open and supple, yet it's got a terrific snap to the mids and plenty of chime--much like the great pre-war OM's from another maker. This one's been well-loved, with typical play wear, but is structurally sound in every way. It has a new bridge with plenty of exposed saddle height and excellent action and playability. And if you're still not convinced, check out the photos of the Brazilian back and sides--whew!
 
This guitar has all of the vibes of a vintage Martin OM, and even feels and sounds very much the same. It's a great all-around guitar that could be used for strumming or picking.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Here we have a wonderful OM in Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood from Nick Kuckich at Franklin Guitars. Folks, this is an OM designed with great tunes in mind, across a variety of genres: Bluegrass licks are sharp and hang in the air, just as a delicate fingerstyle waltz opens up across all the registers.
 

I've never met a Franklin guitar that I didn't love. Nick has an incredible knack for coaxing beautiful, balanced tone from every guitar he builds, and this OM holds true to form.
 
This guitar has all of the vibes of a vintage Martin OM, and even feels and sounds very much the same. It's a great all-around guitar that could be used for strumming or picking.
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