Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931 Acoustic Guitar (SN:1894360)


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You are looking at a Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931 Acoustic Guitar, serial number 1894360. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.

All of the Martin Authentics in the Marquis Collection are based on existing vintage Martin instruments that have been selected for their superb tonal qualities and striking vintage aesthetics. These Authentic instruments are all crafted in the same manner as the originals to accurately replicate the tone, feel and look of an actual vintage instrument. Each vintage instrument has been thoroughly measured and X-rayed to ensure the utmost accuracy. Taking you back to the Golden Era of C.F. Martin & Co., these Martin Authentics utilize hide glue adhesive throughout and employ painstaking, historically-accurate detailing that is unique to the specific vintage instrument that is being replicated. These instruments are truly exquisite, and have been made with the discerning player and vintage-enthusiast in mind.

The OM-28 Authentic 1931 brings the tone, feel and vibe of an actual pre-war vintage Martin into the hands of today's discerning player--all without the vintage price tag. This beautiful re-creation holds true to its predecessors from the early 1930s, employing all the period-correct appointments and processes that were used on the originals including a true-to-spec hide glue construction, hand shaping and assembly, and tucked under bridge plate and bracing.

Featuring Martin's mid-sized 000-14 fret body and gorgeous Madagascar rosewood back and sides to replace the more rare Brazilian rosewood, the solid Adirondack spruce top and the vintage-correct Adirondack spruce bracing have both been treated with Martin's Vintage Tone System to produce an authentically aged sound with a vintage aesthetic to match. The OM-28 Authentic 1931 has a well-played, broken-in voice with exceptional tonal richness on the low-end and a beautiful, shimmering response up in the treble range. Fingerstyle arrangements sound incredible, and despite its smaller size, this OM even has enough sonic horsepower for strumming chords and flatpicking leads.

Just as the original, the OM-28 Authentic 1931 sports the innovative long-scale (25.4"), 1-3/4"-wide neck that helped make this model legendary. The neck is carved from genuine mahogany into an Authentic 1931 soft V profile to provide an old-school feel while the vintage-correct headstock boasts Madagascar rosewood headplate that bears no Martin logo. The back of the headstock is also stamped with the period-correct "C.F. Martin & Co. Nazareth, PA" to cater to the authentic look. All of the hardware remains faithful to the originals, and includes a bone nut, a solid black ebony Authentic Style Belly bridge with a long bone saddle, and a set of vintage-style Waverly nickel tuners with butterbean knobs.

The OM-28 Authentic 1931 showcases an array of vintage-accurate, authentic adornments such as a Style 28 rosette, a Style 28 Zig-Zag back purfling, a fine herringbone top inlay, grained ivoroid bindings and heelcap, a 1931 narrow grained ivoroid endpiece, a delmar tortoise pickguard, and Diamond & Squares short pattern Golden Era fingerboard inlays. A full Vintage Gloss finish and a period-correct hardshell case complete the package.

Get your Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931 Acoustic Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Body Size/Shape 000-14 Fret (OM)
Body Wood Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Top VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce
Bracing OM-28 Authentic 1931 Bracing w/VTS Adirondack Spruce 5/16" Braces with 1/4" Tone Bars Circa 1931
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Vintage Gloss
Neck Type Dovetail Joint
Neck Wood Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape Authentic 1931 Barrel & Heel
Neck Finish Vintage Gloss
Scale Length 25.4"
Fingerboard Solid Black Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type Authentic Style Belly w/ Long Saddle
Nut & Saddle Bone
Tuning Machines Waverly Nickel w/ Butterbean Buttons
Electronics None
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Marquis Collection
Model OM-28 Authentic 1931

Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS)

Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions. Product must be registered within 30 days to qualify for warranty.