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1979 Franklin OM Indian/Sitka
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Franklin
Product Year
1979
Model
OM
Serial #
183
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
3718
Condition
Very Good Back/sides/neck in very good shape with minor superficial marks/scratches. Typical light play wear. Top has several marks 1/8" or smaller.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - East Indian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Wood
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body 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
11 in
Lower Bout
14.938 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.38 in
Scale Length (mm)
644.7 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2.34 in
String Spacing (mm)
59.4 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Nick Kukich of Franklin Guitars is a master luthier with an incredible ear. Every Franklin that finds it's way to Dream Guitars seems to embody that "Holy Grail" Prewar Martin voice, and this awesome OM in super-silky Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood follows that trend. In fantastic condition for its age, the voice is clear, brilliant, and open, with that distinctive vintage flavor that makes it a great instrument for recording. With the addition of a pickup, this would also make an excellent gigging guitar. Dramatic ink lines in the sides look very much like Brazilian.

I absolutely love Franklin guitars. They always sound great, and this one is so versatile. I can get down and bluesey with it, pick some bluegrass, and then take it to the coffee house for a singer-songwriter set. It even loves fingerstyle! And this one has such big voice for a small-bodied guitar -- I daresay it out-Martins a lot of great prewar OM's. Fantastic!
 
Another great Franklin OM. This one has a perfectly balanced tone with lots of headroom and projection. Perfect for the person who likes the vintage Martin vibe.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.38 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.34 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - EAST INDIAN

Nick Kukich of Franklin Guitars is a master luthier with an incredible ear. Every Franklin that finds it's way to Dream Guitars seems to embody that "Holy Grail" Prewar Martin voice, and this awesome OM in super-silky Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood follows that trend.
 

I absolutely love Franklin guitars. They always sound great, and this one is so versatile.
 
Another great Franklin OM. This one has a perfectly balanced tone with lots of headroom and projection.
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