In the late-'20s, Martin unveiled the Orchestra Model, and although it was quickly overshadowed by the Dreadnought a few years later, the OM-28 is perhaps the first modern acoustic guitar made by C.F. Martin. The OM-28 was the first Martin to combine 14 frets clear of the body and a longer 25.4" scale, and from the ground up, it was designed for steel strings. Its 15"-wide body was massive by '20s standards, and it even had a pickguard and a belly bridge! The OM-28 began a new era of guitar-building for Martin, and it is a versatile, expressive instrument that seems to do everything well.
Today's Standard Series OM-28 is a faithful recreation of the early-'30s Style-28 Orchestra Model. It is known for bold, but balanced tone in a comfortable mid-size package. Scalloped bracing—combined with a longer scale than a 000—bring your sound to life with immediate, accurate response. The OM-28 lends rich, detailed tone for fingerstyle playing, but it shines with a pick, too. Strumming, soloing, mellow touch, or dig in for that throaty cut—the OM-28 shines in every setting.
The Standard Series OM-28 features a 14-fret 000 body with a longer 25.4" scale. It has a Sitka Spruce top, and East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Under the hood, it has scalloped braces just like the '30s originals. It sports classic Style-28 appointments, including bold Herringbone top trim. Vintage appointments give a classic look to timeless sound. This OM-28 sports a gorgeous 1935 Sunburst top finish.
- Body Size: 14-Fret 000
- Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Top Finish: 1933 Sunburst
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Bracing: Scalloped X-Brace
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce, 1/4"
- Nut: Bone, 1-3/4"
- Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony Modern Belly
- Saddle: Compensated Bone Drop-In, 2-5/32" spacing
- Top Inlay: Bold Herringbone
- Tuning Machines: Grover Open-Back w/ Butterbean Buttons