Martin OM-28E Retro Sitka/EIR Acoustic #2096338 - Used  From Martin

A beautiful OM-28E Retro with a Sitka top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides.

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Condition: Used, Very Good

A compelling "new best buddy" candidate here, y'all!  The very essence of versatility in 6 string form, the vintage-inspired tonality of this OM-28E is perfectly balanced by modern playability and an onboard pickup.  There's nothing you -can't- do on this thing!

Manufacturer's Description from Martin

A modern re-creation of the classic Orchestra model, the Martin OM-28E Retro is ideal for the guitarist who enjoys fingerstyle techniques. The OM-28E Retro carries a distinct vintage-inspired design with modern playability.

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About Manufacturer

For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.?s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker?s craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially evident today at Martin?s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The story behind one of America?s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. Born into a long line of cabinet makers, Christian Frederick took up the family craft at the early age of 15, when he left his hometown and traveled to Vienna to apprentice with Johann Stauffer, a renowned guitar maker.

Specifications

Model: OM-28E Retro

Year: 2017

Serial: 2096338

Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint 

Bracing Pattern: X-Brace

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Top Material: Sitka Spruce

Back Material: East Indian Rosewood

Side Material: East Indian Rosewood

Finish Top: Gloss

Back & Side Finish: Gloss 

Scale Length: 25.4"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval

Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper

Electronics: Fishman Aura VT Enhance

Top Color: Aging Toner

Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone

Top Detail: N/A

Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern

Pickguard Inlay: N/A

Rosette: Style 28 Multi-Stripe

Bridge Style Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"

Bridge Material: Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic

Bridge Pin Dots: Faux Tortoise

Saddle: Compensated White Tusq

Saddle Radius: 16"

Brace Material: Sitka Spruce

Brace Size: 1/4"

Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag

Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid

Endpiece: None

Endpiece Inlay: None

Back & Sides Color: N/A

Back Detail: N/A

Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe

Side Detail: N/A

Side Inlay Material: None

Neck Material: Select Hardwood

Finish Neck: Satin

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: White

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Diamond and Squares Short Pattern

Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone

Fingerboard Binding Material: N/A

Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper Diamond

Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood

Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay

Headplate Binding Material: N/A

Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear

Knob: Butterbean

Nut Material: Bone

Case: Hardshell