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Martin 1-Series OM-1 Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar  

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    Solid tonewoods and legendary Martin tone at an attractive price.

    The 1-Series OM-1 Orchestra Acoustic Guitar is an affordable, solid wood-bodied guitar, backed by Martin's heritage of over 175 years in skilled building excellence and a limited lifetime warranty. Constructed from solid tonewoods including a Sitka spruce top, bookmatched sapele back and sides, as well as an East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, the Martin 1-Series OM-1 creates that legendary rich and commanding Martin sound guitarists everywhere have come to know and love. The Martin OM-1 guitar comes equipped with Martin SP strings for great long-lasting tone and sustain, as well as a hardshell case to provide protection and security.

    Martin has created the 1-Series to deliver legendary Martin quality and tone at a more accessible price.

    Features
    • Solid Sitka spruce top
    • Bookmatched Sapele back and sides
    • East Indian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
    • Martin SP strings

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    1-Series OM-1 Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

    • Model: OM-1
    • Label: Paper Label w/ Model Name
    • Construction: 1 Style; Ply Blocks; Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
    • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
    • Top: Sitka Spruce
    • Top Braces: Sitka/X1 Style/Scalloped
    • Pattern: 000-14 Fret #102a
    • Bridge Plate: Maple
    • Side Brace: Sitka Spruce
    • Top Binding: 5/32'' Black Boltaron
    • Top Inlay: .0325'' B/W Boltaron (White Against Binding)
    • Rosette: Style 28; First Cut 4.063''
    • Pickguard: Black, Pattern 6 (OM28 Style)
    • Back: Solid Sapele
    • Back Binding: 5/32'' Black Boltaron
    • Sides: Solid Sapele
    • Endpiece: Black Boltaron
    • Neck: Rust Stratabond
    • Neck Shape: Mod Low Oval
    • Headstock: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper
    • Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm
    • Heelcap: Black Boltaron
    • Nut: White Corian
    • Headplate: Indian Rosewood Pattern Hpl Texture Finish w/ Printed Logo
    • Tuning Machines: Ping Chrome- 18:1 Ratio w/ Small Knobs (Drill Y Step)
    • Fingerboard: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    • Radius: 16''
    • Scale Length: 25.470''
    • Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
    • Width At 12 Fret: 2-1/4''
    • Fret Wire: Standard
    • Fret Slot: .020''
    • Frets Clear: 14
    • Total Frets: 20
    • Pearl Inlay: Style 28
    • Side Dots: White Boltaron
    • Side Dot Position: One At 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Two At 12th, One At 15th & 17th Frets
    • Finish Body Package: Catalyzed Satin/ Dark Filler/Med. Cherry Stain
    • Finish Top: Catalyzed Satin
    • Bridge: Solid East Indian Rosewood
    • Style: 1 Style Belly
    • String Spacing: 2-1/4''
    • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
    • Electronics: None
    • Strings: MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
    • Bridge Pins: White w/ Black Dots
    • End Pin: White w/ Black Dot
    • Case: 330
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    4.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    A real surprise

    I presently am playing a Martin OMC Aura, which is in my opinion the best value in the Martin line. It looks and sounds better than any guitar I have ever played, and...Read complete review

    I presently am playing a Martin OMC Aura, which is in my opinion the best value in the Martin line. It looks and sounds better than any guitar I have ever played, and I have owned and played many. I purchased the OM1 to use as a working guitar at church where I feared the OMC Aura might be damaged. What a surprise to find that the OM1 sounded as good as the OMC and even sounded a little better in the treble range when finger picking some classical pieces I play. I have owned several Taylors---914ce, 814ce, (3)414ce's, 114ce, and a GS5. The GS5 is incredible but the body was just a little big for me. Most of the Martins I have played stood out from other makes in sound quality, but Taylor is a great product too from a superb company. Taylors are just a little bright for my taste.As I play the OM1, I am amazed that an instrument in this price range sounds this good. I would compare the sound to some of the $5,000 dollar instruments I have played over the years. It has deep in clear base, prominent and balanced mid range, and sweet and loud trebles. It has a very understated appearance, and I am growing more and more fond of the satin finish. Any dents and scratches are not as likely to be seen on this catalyzed lacquer finish, and the finish is less likely to affect the sound in a negative way.Martin's Mortise and Tenon neck design is I feel almost as good as Taylors. This is a completely modern and well made instrument.Others have commented on the materials. Sapelle is a real sleeper for tone production, and the new laminated neck design is actually as good as mahogany, and much stronger. I lead worship sometimes at church,and finger pick all types of music plus a little classical stuff.I have played for several years and rarely play plugged in.If you don't want the gaudy looks of most cheap and high end guitars and your quest is for the best all around sound, buy a Martin OM1. Great job Martin!Pete Young

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    It is a good guitar nothing special

    I have an OM-21 and it was an okay guitar with a big price tag. I think that this guitar is not bad but not special. It is well made and has good...Read complete review

    I have an OM-21 and it was an okay guitar with a big price tag. I think that this guitar is not bad but not special. It is well made and has good sound but for a great deal!!!!!!!!!Simply check out the Silver Creek guitars they perform well for less than half the price and they are solid wood guitars.

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    5.0

    Magical Guitar

    By Benjamin Ambrose

    from Greensboro, NC

    Overall, this thing is a beast. It's loud without even trying, and has a very open resonant feeling to it. It's great for fingerpicking or strumming, either way it sounds amazing.
    Comes with a beautiful hard case, a great value.
    Simply put this guitar is amazing. Right out of the box this resonant guitar will sweep you off your feet!
    I will use this guitar for many years to come, it is a great value.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My first real guitar

    By Ken Tremain

    from Bothell Wa

    I love this guitar. I used to use Elixer strings cause I wanted to change the strings as little as possible now I use the Martin SP's that came with it cause they just compliment the guitar so nice and its a labor of love to change the strings now. The neck is stratabond and it looks really cool I hope it ages well I am sure it will. the finish is satin and If I were to choose between a glossy finish and this one I would choose this one. The frets are really small which I am not sure about yet. I had a fender jaguar that I wore the frets down to the board in spots and I am fearfull I might do the same with this one, it does have a lifetime warranty so that calms me a little. everything on this guitar is lined up exact and assembled perfectly. If It had the end pin it would have been 10's across the board.
    It is the Martin om1 model. which is smaller than a dreadknot. This is the reason I bought it. I had alway's had cheap dreadknots that I never played. I just kept them around in case a friend wanted to jam on acoustics for a change. One day I was over at a friends house and he let me play his guitar I almost laughed it was so small. but being a bigger guy when I played it I felt comfortable with it. so I started researching and trying guitars out at music shops and discovered that the OM model was smaller and was a good fit for my bigger gut.
    Quality is good. Mine didn't have an end pin in it, it bugged me when I first got it but I haven't needed it so I suppose its OK. but I did knock of 2 points for the defect. if you look inside the guitar where you ajust the truss rod there is an emblem on the wood with the serial number when I first saw this I just looked at it for a long time cause they put a beutiful emblem somewhere no one ever sees to me that tells you a lot about the quality of the instrument.
    I first became aware that better acoustic guitars sound better a couple of years ago when I was trying out Martins at a local music store. It was a shock and I wanted one ever since. finally I was able to afford one and I had figured out that I really liked the OM shape. so I give Value a 10 cause it has that Martin sound that first shocked me for the price.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy one while still available!

    By Ron The Mon-QMksR

    from Cooperstown NY

    This is a surprisingly powerful guitar, Considering the smaller 000 body, the guitar rings out on the bass, and I really like the Sapele wood body, a little harder than mahoghany wjich I believe strengthens the sound. It plays well and was in tune right out of the box. The strings are perfectly aligned and quite close to the finger board, making it easy to play. The laminated neck is unusual, but is well finished and does not detract from the appearance or performance. Although a dreadnaught body may have a bit more power, this guitar will hold its own. I highly reccommend this guitar.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    An addition to my previous review

    By P. Young

    from Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been playing the OM1 for about a year now and alternating it with my Martin OMC Aura. I have also played many OM size Martins at several stores always looking for the perfect instrument. My conclusion is simply this. Most OM Martins sound a lot alike regardless of price. I played some of the top of the line OM's and while some of them were much fancier than the OM1 they didn't sound any better. Now here is what I find compared to the OMC Aura which replaced all of my Taylors. The OM1 sounds every bit as good as the Aura and even has a little more bass and lower mid range. Any real differences in tone are subtle. My conclusion is that for my taste Martin's OM guitars are some of the best period. I haven't heard anything better yet. I would offer one suggestion for anyone playing a Martin product. Get rid of the strings and use Clear Tone Lights. They make a huge difference.

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    It is a good guitar nothing special

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I have an OM-21 and it was an okay guitar with a big price tag. I think that this guitar is not bad but not special. It is well made and has good sound but for a great deal!!!!!!!!!Simply check out the Silver Creek guitars they perform well for less than half the price and they are solid wood guitars.

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    5.0

    Truly happy

    By FCsushi

    from Virginia/ North Carolina

    Martin's OM-1 is perfection at a reasonable price. Being a smaller body orchestra model, it provides the bass and tone found on larger dreadnought bodies. The neck's action and playability is perfect for fingerpicking as well as smooth strumming. For those not looking to spend 2G for signature clapton/mayer OM models, the OM 1 series will pass all your expectations.

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    5.0

    Unreal sound.

    By WestVillageOkie

    from Oklahoma

    I purchased this guitar on sale at GC about two months ago. The sound is spectacular. The price can not be beat for an American made guitar. I have smaller hands, and this instrument really suits me. I have played for over 20 years, including 7 years of formal training, and highly recomend this guitar.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    holy crap!

    By dragon-I8s_y

    from iowa, usa

    i purchased this guitar a few weeks ago. it's spectacular. period. its the finest accoustic guitar i have ever personally owned or probably even played. everyone that hears it says it sound just amazing. you hear every note in every chord. its easy to play. its light weight. i will admit i think it looks sort of plain jane for a guitar of this price.. but do you buy it to look at it? i didnt think so......

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    5.0

    A real surprise

    By P. Young

    from Huntington Beach, CA

    I presently am playing a Martin OMC Aura, which is in my opinion the best value in the Martin line. It looks and sounds better than any guitar I have ever played, and I have owned and played many. I purchased the OM1 to use as a working guitar at church where I feared the OMC Aura might be damaged. What a surprise to find that the OM1 sounded as good as the OMC and even sounded a little better in the treble range when finger picking some classical pieces I play. I have owned several Taylors---914ce, 814ce, (3)414ce's, 114ce, and a GS5. The GS5 is incredible but the body was just a little big for me. Most of the Martins I have played stood out from other makes in sound quality, but Taylor is a great product too from a superb company. Taylors are just a little bright for my taste.As I play the OM1, I am amazed that an instrument in this price range sounds this good. I would compare the sound to some of the $5,000 dollar instruments I have played over the years. It has deep in clear base, prominent and balanced mid range, and sweet and loud trebles. It has a very understated appearance, and I am growing more and more fond of the satin finish. Any dents and scratches are not as likely to be seen on this catalyzed lacquer finish, and the finish is less likely to affect the sound in a negative way.Martin's Mortise and Tenon neck design is I feel almost as good as Taylors. This is a completely modern and well made instrument.Others have commented on the materials. Sapelle is a real sleeper for tone production, and the new laminated neck design is actually as good as mahogany, and much stronger. I lead worship sometimes at church,and finger pick all types of music plus a little classical stuff.I have played for several years and rarely play plugged in.If you don't want the gaudy looks of most cheap and high end guitars and your quest is for the best all around sound, buy a Martin OM1. Great job Martin!Pete Young

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bang for your Buck!

    By J Melendy

    from Wisconsin

    I have several fine guitars. My Martin HD16-R Adirondack is THE guitar! I bought this guitar to replace a Seagull Artist Folk hoping for a more lively and responsive instrument. It delivers! The only disappointment is that I didn't have more money for a glossy model. The OM-1 has that sistinctive Martin sound with it's wonderful overtones. The sound is balanced with great volume from a smaller body. The neck is very comfortable to play and the rosewood fingerboard and bridge look great, a treat on such a low priced guitar. Setup was very good and I may lower the saddle a little but it is good as it is. Overall this was a bargain. Will I wish it had a semigloss finish, yes, do I wish it had a V-neck, yes, but these thing fade away when I play the guitar. I have spent twice as much for a Guild CO-2 and it looks great but doesn't sound as good a the Martin OM-1.

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