Product Review: Martin Guitar OME Cherry Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 5

Martin’s OME Cherry acoustic-electric Orchestra Model guitar in a 25.4” scale with a 14-fret mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard. In Martin’s continuing effort to manufacture guitars made from sustainable woods, this gorgeous guitar meets the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The gold open gear tuners are a nice compliment to the overall beauty and of this instrument. When I first picked up this guitar to play, I found it to have a very polished, acoustic sound. Once plugged in, the Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT1 electronics allow you to rock a little without sacrificing the natural acoustic projection from the fine woods this guitar is made from!

Taking an inventory of such woods in other parts of the guitar, the OME Cherry has a Sitka Spruce top with scalloped bracing boasting a natural semi-gloss finish, Cherry back and sides, and the head plate is made of African Blackwood – all adding to the overall feel and wonderful sound. To add to the aesthetics, the binding is antique white, and the inlays are mother-of-pearl in diamond and square patterns giving it a vintage appeal. True Martin style!

The sound is superb with definitive projection free from any noise except the resonance that comes from its quality strings and reverbs off its natural woods. The body is full, but comfortable to hold from a strap while standing to perform or sitting while relaxing and making your own acoustic sounds.

This guitar is ready to perform onstage by seasoned professionals and is also well-suited for guitar enthusiasts in their home studio. Comes with a sturdy hardshell case.

Street Price $1,999.00

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