M.J. Franks OM-D Brazilian Rosewood Acoustic Guitar - USED  From Franks

Brazilian Rosewood OM with deep body.

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This OM was used for a short period in our own studio. After some light use on a few sessions, we have decided to rotate it out and put it on sale to our customers at a great price. The 4.625" body depth offers a fuller low-end and a greater frequency range, making it ideal for a variety of playing styles. While many OMs are used primarily as fingerstyle guitars, this one sounds amazing for strumming and flatpicking--thanks in large part to this deeper body. The Brazilian Rosewood provides beautiful overtone content and a lush natural reverberation. The fit and finish is flawless, and the back and sides have that unmistakable Brazilian figure. The only sign of wear is a couple of minor blemishes on the top that are only visible upon close inspection. Call Sound Pure today to take advantage of this incredible deal!

Manufacturer's Description from Franks

The OM-D retains the classic outline of the OM-S with an added half inch body depth, forward-shifted top braces and a full 4 inch diameter soundhole. This guitar offers a stronger bass and slightly louder voice over the standard depth OM-S making it a great cross over guitar for both fingerstyle playing and light to medium strumming. 

M. J. Franks Guitars

About Manufacturer

Mike Franks passion for building traditional style acoustic guitars is a natural progression of his life-long love of fine woodworking. He has spent most of his life relentlessly perfecting his skills as a craftsman. Past endeavors have included professional antiques restoration, woodcarving, furniture building and the restoration of classic cars and boats. An avid pilot, Mike constructed his first full-sized airplane almost entirely of wood.

Mike fell in love with Bluegrass Music at an early age and scoured flea markets and second hand stores in his native Ohio for repairable or restorable fiddles, guitars and mandolins. After repairing and refurbishing the instruments, Mike sold or gave them to his musician friends. In later years after building his first guitar, Mike spent time apprenticing with a Master Luthier and Inlay Artist and began building guitars professionally. Mike continues to consult and spend time with other accomplished Luthiers acquiring and perfecting his skills.

An engineer by trade, Mike constructs his instruments with the belief that fine, repeatable acoustics have everything to do with solid design, choice materials and exacting construction. That is not to say that appearances are not important. To say that Mike is anal regarding the fit and finish of his instruments is an understatement. His selection of materials is as painstaking as his building style. Old-Growth Brazilian Rosewood and Master Grade Adirondack Spruce are favorites as well as Mahogany, Spruce and Koa. Mike builds about 10 steel strings and an occasional Resonator guitar per year. A majority of his customers are professional musicians.

Mike lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan with his wife Debbie and 2 teenage children. He is an instrument rated pilot and enjoys flying, bluegrass music, the Michigan outdoors and time spent with his family.

Specifications

 

Body Style - Deep Body 14 fret 000/OM

Scale Length - 25.4”

Neck Profile - Oval, Low Oval or Modified Vee

Max Body Depth - 4.625”

Fingerboard Width @ Nut - 1.750”

Fingerboard Radius - 16”

Bridge Pin Spacing - 2.250”

Recommended String Gauge - Light Steel