Introduced in 1929, the Orchestra Model was the first Martin guitar shape designed from the ground up for steel-string playing. When the arrival of the dreadnought in the mid-’30s revolutionized both the Martin company and the modern acoustic guitar, OMs became less common as players chose louder, bolder guitars that could sing over other instruments. In recent years, though, the Orchestra Model has made a remarkable comeback in large part because of its even, balanced tone and smooth projection. Plus, the smaller body is way more comfortable in your hands and on your lap, and once you plug it in, the OM will take you wherever you need to go.
This Martin OMC-28E is an incredible example of the modern Orchestra Model, and we love the way the gorgeous Sunburst finish looks against its bold, iconic Herringbone purling. Like all OMs, this OMC-28E is the perfect mix of comfort and tone, and thanks to its Modified Low Oval neck profile with High-Performance Taper, it plays smooth, easy, and fast. With Fishman electronics under the hood, you can shape your sound anywhere, anytime to sound as good plugged-in as you do unplugged.
- Top: Solid Sitka Spruce w/ Sunburst finish
- Back & Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Bracing: Scalloped X Brace, 1/4″
- Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval with High Performance taper
- Nut: 1-3/4″ Bone
- Saddle: Bone, 2-5/32″ spacing
- Fingerboard: Solid Ebony w/ Diamond & Square Inlays
- Bridge: Solid Ebony
- Tuning Machines: Open-Back Grover w/ Butterbean knobs.
- Electronics: Fishman Aura VT Enhance