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Martin OMCXK2E Koa Orchestra Acoustic Electric Guitar
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The OMCXK2E is the first OM Orchestra Model to be offered as part of Martin's popular X acoustic electric guitar series. The OM's traditional longer ...Click To Read More About This Product
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An affordable and warmly toned acoustic guitar that equally excels on stage or in the studio.
The OMCXK2E is the first OM Orchestra Model to be offered as part of Martin's popular X acoustic electric guitar series. The OM's traditional longer 25.4" scale combines the slightly wider 1-3/4" neck width at the nut and 2-1/4" string spacing at the bridge to allow the extra room needed for delicate fingerstyle playing techniques, though this model performs equally well as a rhythm instrument. Constructed from distinctly resonant Koa wood and comes equipped with onboard Fishman Classic 4T(chromatic tuner) pickups.
- CONSTRUCTION: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint
- BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret Cutaway
- TOP: Hawaiian Koa HPL Pattern
- ROSETTE: Gold & Black Style Herringbone Decal
- TOP BRACING PATTERN: 000-1 A- frame
- TOP BRACES: 000-1 (A - frame)
- BACK MATERIAL: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
- BACK PURFLING: none
- SIDE MATERIAL: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish
- ENDPIECE: none
- ENDPIECE INLAY: none
- BINDING: none
- TOP INLAY STYLE: none
- SIDE INLAY: none
- BACK INLAY: none
- NECK MATERIAL: Natural Stratabond
- NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
- NUT MATERIAL: White Corian
- HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Standard Taper
- HEADPLATE: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish w/ Printed Logo
- HEELCAP: none
- FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Morado
- SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
- # OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
- # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
- FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4"
- FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/4"
- FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: none
- FINGERBOARD BINDING: none
- FINISH BACK & SIDES: none
- FINISH TOP: none
- FINISH NECK: none
- BRIDGE MATERIAL: Morado
- BRIDGE STYLE: 1 Style Belly
- BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/4"
- SADDLE: Compensated White Tusq
- TUNING MACHINES: Chrome w/ Small Knobs
- RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze
- BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/Black Dots
- PICKGUARD: none
- CASE: none
- INTERIOR LABEL: Black Foil Label w/ Gold Lettering
- ELECTRONICS: Fishman Classic Pickups 4T(Chromatic Tuner)
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- Built-in tuner
- Made in USA
- Relatively inexpensive
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I am an amateur guitar player and I bought this Martin because of its less than typical Martin price and was surprised, for an X-Series, to see that it was made in the USA! I am a strummer/rhythm player, but friends who usually prefer classical guitars because of the wider string spacing LOVE this guitar because the OMs *have* wider string spacing like a classical. I realize this guitar has long since been discontinued as even I bought it in 2007 and wish I would've written this review back then... If you find one used, it's well worth the money!
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I bought this guitar about a year ago and I couldn't be happier. Right out of the box it had incredible tone, but then I plugged it in and found what it was designed for. I can get whatever sound I want from this guitar! I lead worship at least twice a week and for the price, there is not a better guitar!
This guitar looks great! Absolutely great... I LOVE the Koa look (for those of you unaware, it's made of HPL, not real Koa). Cosmetically, the guitar is PERFECT. The action is amazing right out of the box. It plays perfectly. The sound however, was a bit of a disappointment. I understand this is an orchestra style guitar (not the best for strumming, but more for fingerpicking), which is why I chose it. I fingerpick more than anything. However, I was absolutely horrified when I discovered she couldn't hold her own with a cheap, neglected $200 Ibanez acoustic my brother owns (when strumming). I had to hook the Martin up to my amp because my brother's guitar was so much louder! I paid $780 for this guitar from a guitar shop in town... that's a lot of money to spend on something that can't outplay a cheap Ibanez acoustic (not that I'm endorsing Ibanez. Frankly, his guitar sounds nasty... it's just louder).On the bright side, I LOVE the electronics. They are alone worth the guitar. I can tune by ear, but love the perfection when using the on board tuner. It's always there and just a touch of a button away. The pickups sound great to. I have been doing some recording, simply hooking the guitar into my MacBook Pro (notebook)... nothing flashy... I just plug it in and play and it sounds great. If you're interested in hearing the sound, go to youtube and search for "Martin OMCXK2E." I have recorded a video of me playing a small segment of song and posted it there. Last time I checked, my video was the only result for those search terms (my username is mistertomlinson). Again, the audio in that video wasn't recorded using a mic, but with the guitar plugged into the notebook's line in jack, which is why the sound is so clear. Overall, I'm happy I purchased this guitar. I plan to use it primarily for recording and in the future, I'll buy a Martin Dreadnought, so I can show my brother's piece of trash guitar up... unamplified!