With the finest tone woods available and some of the most skilled luthiers in the business, there's no question the Martin Custom Shop builds some of the most impressive acoustic guitars you are likely to find. At Telluride Music Co., we want to sell your guitar to be special, one that tells its own story. A good guitar should be a treasured family heirloom. That's why we've partnered with the Martin Custom Shop to bring you interesting and unique guitars you can only find in Telluride. Each of these TMC Exclusive Editions will have the "Telluride Music Co." label in the soundhole, and each will feature hand-selected (by us!) tone woods. Every minute detail of each design has been fussed over ad nauseum (by the same guys who answer the phone when you call!).
This Custom Shop OM-28 was ordered at NAMM 2020, and we completed and signed the spec sheet directly with Scott Sasser (Director of the Custom Shop). We flipped through at least 200 wood sets before settling on this incredible set of book-matched Cocobolo. We knew we wanted the warmth and richness, amid shimmering clarity that Cocobolo provides, and since Cocobolo often shows drastic sap wood, we wanted a piece that matched the color of the maple back-strip but still retain a perfect book match. After waiting nearly 10 months to see finally see the guitar, we think we picked the perfect set.
For the top, we specified an Adirondack Spruce witch scalloped, 1/4" Adirondack Spruce braces. For appointments, we wanted a unique combination of decidedly high-end, but modestly understated details. Bold Herringbone purfling, Flame Maple binding, Foden-Style inlays, and no peghead detail help establish a timeless aesthetic and character all its own.
This Martin Custom Shop OM-28 Cocobolo produces a versatile, balanced tone. Typical of a good Orchestra Model, it has quick articulate, response and a wide dynamic range. Its tone is refined and rich in complexity with shimmering harmonic content. This is truly an heirloom caliber instrument.
- Body Size: 14-fret Orchestra Model
- Back/Side Material: Hand-Selected Cocobolo
- Top: Adirondack Spruce
- Bracing: Adirondack Spruce, Scalloped, 1/4"
- Binding Material: European Flamed Maple
- Bridge Material: Black Ebony
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly
- Adhesive: Modern Adhesive
- Fingerboard Inlay: Foden Style with Select Abalone
- Spacing: 1-3/4" x 2-1/8" x 2-5/32"
- Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony
- Finish Package: Gloss Body w/ Satin Neck
- Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
- Nut Material: Bone
- Rosette: Style-28 Black Maple Fiber
- Scale Length: 25.4"