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1982 Franklin OM Koa/Engelmann
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Franklin Guitars
Product Year
1982
Model
OM
Serial #
333
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2561
Condition
Excellent, 1 small ding on top. Some finish settling into top grain, not a flaw just a sign of nice thin finish. Overall super clean for age.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
Spruce - Engelmann
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Wood
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Diamonds & Squares
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Koa - Flamed
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
11 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)
43 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.674 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Here's a wonderfully preserved 1982 Franklin OM from Nick Kukich and company. Crafted from stunning figured Koa that is perfectly paired with an Engelmann top. This combination makes for a quick response and a warm, rich voice with lovely sparkle on top. It's a great pairing. A beautiful Koa headplate and Ivoroid bindings complete an elegant vintage instrument that is in wonderful condition for being nearly 30 years old.

This is a great example of a Koa guitar. Nick Kukich paired the Koa with Engelmann, a perfect compliment. Koa is brighter and Engelmann warmer, so together you get a lovely mix of shimmer and body. This is an early Franklin guitar built in 1982, so it's collectible and eminently playable.
 
The tone and playability of this guitar are perfect for lovers of the classic Martin sound and feel. It's a great instrument that is loud and clear and responds equally well to flatpicking or fingerpicking.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ENGELMANN,
KOA

Here's a wonderfully preserved 1982 Franklin OM from Nick Kukich and company. Crafted from stunning figured Koa that is perfectly paired with an Engelmann top.
 

This is a great example of a Koa guitar. Nick Kukich paired the Koa with Engelmann, a perfect compliment.
 
The tone and playability of this guitar are perfect for lovers of the classic Martin sound and feel. It's a great instrument that is loud and clear and responds equally well to flatpicking or fingerpicking.
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