The Modern Deluxe Series adds ultra-modern, 21st-century technology to time-tested, iconic Martin designs. The result is an entirely new take on Martin Vintage.
The OM-28E Modern Deluxe starts with a traditional 14-fret Orchestra Model body with a torrefied Sitka Spruce (VTS) top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Paying homage to the storied tradition of Martin guitars, it features a dovetail neck joint and natural protein glue constriction (just like the prewar masterpieces that came before it!). The result is a guitar that produces the focused, balanced Martin tone that has inspired generations. The Orchestra Model is known for its versatility—it's a body style that can cover a wide array of sounds and playing styles. Thanks to the torrefied top, the OM-28E Modern Deluxe is deeply responsive and well-voiced. It sounds like a vintage Martin that has been played-in and enjoyed for decades.
To ensure it will last for decades, too, the OM-28E Modern Deluxe employs an interesting blend of classic details and cutting-edge features. Curly Maple binding around the body protects the guitar's structural integrity, and it will never crack and crumble like plastic binding. Gold frets provide consistent tone, and they won't wear down quickly like nickel frets might. Under the hood, you'll find a composite carbon fiber bridge plate, which is strong enough to resist the pull of decades of string tension but lightweight enough to keep the top moving. To keep the strings attached, Liquidmetal bridge pins will stand the test of time. And to maintain a consistent setup, a titanium truss rod ensures maximum stability without adding unnecessary weight.
Unlike other Martins, the Modern Deluxe series sport a new neck shape that is slightly asymmetrical for maximum hand comfort up and down the fretboard. Gold-plated open-gear tuners and a 1930s-style inlaid script logo on the headstock provide an understated—yet unmistakable—high-end aesthetic. When you plug in, Aura HD Imaging technology included in the new Fishman Aura VT Blend electronics allows more control over the voice of your guitar than ever before. It offers stunning realism and delivers a new high level of performance for direct recording and live situations.
- Body Size: 14-fret Orchestra Model
- Top: Torrefied Sitka Spruce (VTS)
- Back & Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Glue: Natural Protein Glue
- Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
- Bracing Pattern: Scalloped Forward-Shifted X-Brace
- Brace Material: Torrefied Adirondack Spruce (VTS), 5/16"
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Nut: Bone, 1-3/4"
- Saddle: White Tusq w/ 2-5/32" spacing
- Electronics: Fishman Aura VT Blend
With the Martin OM-28E Modern Deluxe, sophistication and performance come standard. These guitars are somewhat hard to find, and this one is a lefty, too!