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Martin 1 Series OM-1E Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Martin OM-1E Acoustic-Electric Guitar boasts a solid Sitka spruce top, with scalloped hybrid Sitka bracing. Solid sapele back and sides help to c...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Martin OM-1E Acoustic-Electric Guitar boasts a solid Sitka spruce top, with scalloped hybrid Sitka bracing. Solid sapele back and sides help to create the OM-1E guitar's excellently balanced resonant and powerful voice. The Martin 14-fret Stratabond neck is fast, slim, and strong”25% stronger than mahogany”making the Martin OM-1E an ideal guitar for the road. Add to this the OM-1E guitar's superb Fishman Presys+ preamp and you've got an acoustic-electric guitar that can deliver a true acoustic sound in any venue.
Martin equips the OM-1E guitar with the Presys+ Onboard Preamp System for maximum control, performance, and quality with a small, unobtrusive footprint. This compact sophisticated Presys system is outfitted with Volume, Bass, Mid, and Treble controls; a Phase switch; and a built-in tuner with LED display.
Martin Presys preamps also include a pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup for solder-free, plug-and play-installation, a low-battery indicator, low- profile control knobs, and a unique pivot design for easy access to the battery compartment.
- Body size: 000/14-Fret
- Top: Solid Sitka spruce
- Rosette: Style 28
- Back material: Solid sapele
- Side material: Solid sapele
- Binding: Black Boltaron
- Neck shape: Modified low oval
- Headstock: Solid/standard taper
- Scale length: 25-3/8''
- Fingerboard width at nut: 1-3/4''
- Bridge material: Solid East Indian rosewood
- Bridge style: Belly
- Tuning machines: Chrome enclosed with small buttons
- Pickguard: Black
- Case: 330 hardshell
- Interior label: Paper label
- Electronics: Fishman Presys+
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I tried this i a local music shop a while back and compared it to several other guitars and this one is the best playing best sounding of the whole lot. Some of the others costed a few hundred more but this come with a case which is a great addition.It has a great full sound with a low soft feel to the wide fretboard. It's comfortable for big and small framed people. I can't wait until i can go back and get mine. Martin has done it again but this time it's more affordable and as good as ever. Noone can go wrong with a Martin.
I am not a big fan of the Stratabond neck. i know it is 25% stronger than mahogany, but I still do not like its feel. The rest of the guitar is a delight. i can not find another guitar that I really like in this style compared to the Martin. I just wished that the $$ got me a gloss top model, like the D-16GT. So that is what I bought a different guitar but it fingerpicks really well and sounds great.