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Martin OM-Arts & Crafts-2018 Acoustic Guitar

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MSRP: Old Price $13,999.00 Was: $11,199.00 Price Drop! Discounted Price Now: $8,999.00 Save : $5,000.00 (36%)
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MSRP: Old Price $13,999.00 Discounted Price Now: $8,999.00 Save : $5,000.00 (36%)
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Limited to only 100 instruments, this marvelous gem is a tribute to the late 1800's Arts & Crafts movement, which perpetuated romantic, folk, and medieval style artistry. Everything about this OM-Arts & Crafts-2018, from its design and build to the materials used, is perfection. It even includes an engraved plate label signed by Chris Martin IV. The Martin OM-Arts & Crafts features an immaculately constructed body, supremely elegant neck design, and stunning appointments. This guitar is for the high-end collector who wants to own an incredibly rare and valuable acoustic.

Immaculately Constructed Body
This Martin is breathtaking. From the woods used to build it, to the adornments, to the fact that only 100 exist throughout the world. There's also a bit of a story behind this guitar. The tonewoods were chosen because they were used by craftsmen and designers from the Arts & Crafts movement—who were advocates for economic and social reform, as alternatives to traditional industrial materials. Yet the woods they chose still provided excellent sound. The body is made from German white oak, paired with an Adirondack spruce top. The top features Martin's Vintage Tone System (VTS), which uses a special method of torrefaction to recreate the look, and more importantly the sound, of the era. This guitar also has scalloped X-bracing and a gloss body finish.

Supremely Elegant Neck Design
Secured by a hide glue dovetail neck joint at the 14th fret, the genuine mahogany neck on the OM-Arts & Crafts-2018 is engineered to be both comfortable and amazingly playable. With a 25.4" scale length, the neck is shaped into a modified low oval with a High Performance taper and a gloss finish. It's topped with a Guatemalan rosewood fingerboard lined with 20 frets. Overall, the look and feel of this neck is flawless.

Stunning Appointments
The Martin OM-Arts & Crafts is not for the uninitiated—this guitar needs to be appreciated for its incredible detail and unparalleled quality. Much of that can be seen in the appointments and decorations across this mesmerizing acoustic, which pay homage to the taste and style of the Arts & Crafts movement. Guatemalan rosewood was used to make the headplate, fingerboard, and bridge. Each of those pieces are not only derived from a gorgeous wood, but adorned with intricately beautiful inlays in an exceptionally hypnotic design. Even the bridge pins feature sparkling inlays. The pickguard and rosette around the soundhole boast radiant custom designs as well. The rosette is especially enthralling with its glimmering, interlocking pattern. The OM-Arts & Crafts-2018 also comes with thoroughly fashioned vintage copper open gear tuners, completing the fascinating artistic aesthetic. Last, but certainly not least, each one of these instruments includes an engraved plate label signed by Chris Martin IV himself.


  • Inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement and Limited to 100 Instruments
  • Adirondack Spruce Top on German White Oak Body
  • Genuine Mahogany Neck with Modified Low Oval Shape and High-Performance Taper
  • Guatemalan Rosewood Fingerboard with Arts & Crafts Design Inlay
  • Custom Arts & Crafts Inspired Inlays and Rosette
  • Guatemalan Rosewood Bridge and Vintage Copper Open Gear Tuners
  • Includes Hardshell Case

Get your Martin OM-Arts & Crafts-2018 Acoustic Guitar from Sam Ash 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 OM
Body Wood German White Oak
Top VTS Adirondack Spruce
Bracing Scalloped X with 1/4" Adirondack Spruce VTS Braces
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Gloss
Neck Type Dovetail Joint (Hide Glue Construction)
Neck Wood Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval with High Performance Taper
Neck Finish Gloss
Scale Length 25.4"
Fingerboard Guatemalan Rosewood
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type Guatemalan Rosewood Modern Pyramid - Drop In Saddle
Nut & Saddle Bone Nut/Compensated Bone Saddle
Tuning Machines Vintage Copper Open Gear
Electronics None
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Limited Editions
Model OM-Arts & Crafts-2018
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.

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