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2011 Blazer & Henkes OM-42, Brazilian Rosewood/European Spruce
$14,420
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Blazer & Henkes
Product Year
2011
Model
OM-42
Serial #
500
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2269
Condition
Some light marks on top and back. Capo marks at back of neck, first position fret wear.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Abalone Snowflakes
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.25 in
Body Depth Heel
3.25 in
Body Depth Tail
3.875 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.313 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.895 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.944 in
Weight
3 lb. 15 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Guardian
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Description

We’re fortunate indeed to have an OM-42 from Blazer & Henkes in the shop. These two really know how to pull off the classic prewar sound and aesthetic; this example from 2011 is the proof in the pudding. A light-brown set of Brazilian Rosewood makes up the back and sides with a touch of flatsawn drama, paired with a colorful European Spruce top and light green Abalone trim with 42-style appointments. Ivoroid bindings and Waverly tuners round out the classic look. This OM-42 weighs under four pounds and has a lovely setup for fingerstyle play in Standard and lowered tunings as well; we also really enjoyed getting into some flatpicking with this one. The voice has enough power and presence to hold up well under a stronger attack, and still offer sweetness and rich overtones when plucked softly as well. The soft V neck has a wide, full in-hand feel that’s just lovely.


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If you have ever played a Blazer & Henkes guitar, then you know why everybody raves about them. Super lightweight and powerful, they seem to jump out of your lap like the 1920s Martin guitar would.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.313 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

We’re fortunate indeed to have an OM-42 from Blazer & Henkes in the shop. These two really know how to pull off the classic prewar sound and aesthetic; this example from 2011 is the proof in the pudding.
 

If you have ever played a Blazer & Henkes guitar, then you know why everybody raves about them. Super lightweight and powerful, they seem to jump out of your lap like the 1920s Martin guitar would.
 
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