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Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar

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The Martin OM28-V Vintage Reissue Acoustic Guitar has a silky sweet tone produced by a solid Sitka spruce top combined with narrow-waisted comfort an...Click To Read More About This Product

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A treasured classic brought back to life.

The Martin OM28-V Vintage Reissue Acoustic Guitar has a silky sweet tone produced by a solid Sitka spruce top combined with narrow-waisted comfort and sumptuous appointments. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, bold herringbone top inlay, grained ivoroid binding and heel cap, HD zigzag back purfling, and a black ebony fretboard mark this one as a true luxury instrument. Traditional scalloped 1/4" bracing, solid mahogany neck, modified V neck shape, traditional open-geared Gotoh nickel tuners with butterbean knobs, and a Corian nut make the guitar authentic and ready for years of serious use. Includes case.

FEATURES
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Black ebony fretboard
  • Solid mahogany neck
  • Bold herringbone top inlay
  • Grained ivoroid binding and heel cap
  • HD zigzag back purfling
  • Scalloped 1/4" bracing
  • Modified V neck shape
  • Open-geared Gotoh nickel tuners
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Corian nut
  • 25.4" scale
  • 1-3/4" width at nut
  • 2-1/4" width at 12th fret
  • 16" radius white Micarta saddle
  • Polished gloss finish
  • Includes Geib Style case
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MartinVintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 21 reviews)

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A truly great instrument

By Mark-4Jx5e

from Phoenix

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Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

I own a 2001 model that I bought used a few months ago - but you'd never know looking at it that it had ever been played. It's simply beautiful, and the quality is everything one would expect from Martin. I chose this guitar specifically for playing fingerstyle; it has the widest string spacing at the saddle of any production Martin, at 2 5/16", and a 1 3/4" nut width, which to me is perfect for fingerpicking.

In my opinion this guitar was made to be played fingerstyle; I play with fingers only (no nails, no picks), and its tone is incredible. For anyone looking for a fingerstyle guitar, this is as good as it gets! It sounds good flatpicked or strummed, but there are better guitars for those styles, I believe.

One note about the description provided on the Musician's Friend web site - part of it is out of date. It lists this guitar as having a Corian nut and Micarta saddle, but for the past 2-3 years this model has shipped from the factory with bone in both cases (see the Martin web site).

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin OM28V

By JimmyG

from Allentown, PA

Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

I've had this guitar for 3 years now and it keeps getting better. I went looking for another guitar to add to my collection(Santa Cruz, Collings etc.)and as beautiful as they all were, they still didn't compare to my Martin and they were $1,000+more. I came home and I really can appreciate this guitar even more. It is wonderful for all styles of playing. Everybody has their own taste in what they like to hear, look at and hold. I just happen to like everything about my Martin.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

... OM !

By arnold d.

from memphis

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Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

Very good guitar . Resonance , Harmonics ... Power. I own another piece of art , my beloved Santa Cruz OM standard. I like the difference between the two. Martin OM28V it's a pre war sound while Santa Cruz Om it's modern. Two powerfull outstanding guitars. Be carefull : if you have to amplifie the SC it's simple because of the simple modern bracing. With OM28V you have to make the right choice and keep attention to the bridge space.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin OM For best acoustic ever

By grickie

from Georgia

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Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

Went on a buying spree to get the best acoustic I could find. Bought maybe 10 different ones over the last 12 yrs...this was the best one, best sound, best tone ( so sweet and bassy) no guitar satisfied as this one did...played everything. The G.A.S. has been cured.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

I already own a D41 and was looking for a smaller body acoustic. I was sick of looking at all that pearl and was craving something simple with a nice inlay pattern on the neck. This is probably one of the best guitars I have ever had the privilege to play. If you have the cash on hand... buy it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best of the Best

By Michael44

from Los Angeles

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Pros

  • String Spacing For Finger

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Solo Fingerstyle

Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

3 years ago I found my OM-28V at a Martin Road show in California. I attempted to buy it that evening but they wouldn't sell it because it had to finish the Roadshow series. They said I could purchase it after, however, it had to return to the factory for adjustments before it would be available. I recorded the serial number, took pictures, and requested, through my local music store to track it for me. Three weeks later Instrumental Music called and told me my guitar had arrived. It is the best guitar I have ever played, it fits my fingerstyle playing better than any other. It is typical Martin quality, rings like a bell and plays like butter. Highly resonant with excellent sustain. If I could give it 10 stars I would. Btw I have owned over 50 guitars, this one I'll never part with. Kudos to Martin, brilliant instrument

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Fabulous Guitar

By Johnson Fan

from Western NY

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Pros

  • Light
  • Rich Tone
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

      Wow! The OM-28v is one of my favorite guitars. It's lightly braced and produces a wonderful tone. It's more balanced than a dreadnought and more comfortable too. The wider (2 5/16) bridge string spacing makes it a joy to finger pick but it also works for strumming.

      The only potential downside of this guitar is the neck. Some players don't like the V shaped neck. Personally, I love it. It fits well in my large hands. It may not be the best choice if you have smaller hands.

      If your dreadnought is punishing your shoulders, give this guitar a try. You'll be giving up a lot less than you expect. This guitar is one of Martin's true treasures.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      OM-28V

      By Dan Martin

      from Media, PA

      Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

      I've owned one for 6 or 7 years and it is the most beautiful sounding guitar I have ever heard. The best feature is the versatility. It goes from flesh picking, natural nails, steel fingerpicks, to strumming and preforms above other guitars in all. I was amazed at the "mature" sound of the guitar when I bought it and it is even better today. Wood has opened up and sounds amazing. Playability and feel is supurb due to the deep V neck which is especialy nice for fingerstyle players. Good for all tunings. Rated 9 for quality because of some slight bridge separation but that is most likely due to extensive traveling and temp changes. This guitar may be difficult for some who like to play chords on the upper frets because of the added width of the fingerboard from nut to saddle. If you have the money purchase this guitar and never look back.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Magnificent Guitar

      By Randy-rLa7G

      from Sarasota

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      Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

      I always wanted this guitar. It's expensive but I finally purchased it and absolutely love my OM-28v. Great mid-range and wonderful tones! One of the best finger pickin' guitars I've ever played. In fact, this guitar is lively and punchy enough to handle flat pickin' like a dream and may even be strong enough for bluegrass despite it's orchestral size. The bass is louder than you might expect for an OM model.Only downer is a couple of the tuners are too tight and difficult to turn. But, that's no big deal and can be dealt with. This guitar is a handsome, well-constructed instrument. The sound is terrific. I highly recommend the OM-28V. It is the ultimate "all-purpose" guitar.Randy

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I absolutely love this guitar

      By Richard-Ry3Ov

      from Atlanta, GA

      Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

      After playing Gibsons for the past 20 years I was looking for a new fingerstyle guitar and thought I was going to buy another Gibson. That is, until I played the Martin OM28V. The tone, balance, and playability of this guitar are fantastic. And it's beautiful. I love it. For an Orchestra Model it has a great big voice. I haven't been able to put it down since I brought it home. It was a bit more than I intended to spend, but worth every penny. If you play fingerstyle this is a great guitar for you.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Guitar

      By Stephen

      from Indio, CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

          The tone is rich, slightly dark, and just complex enough. Tonally, it is a very balanced guitar. The neck is comfortable, and this guitar is a dream to play. I think most people would find this to be a pretty versatile guitar. With it's nuanced tone and generous fret board and string spacing, it is a natural for finger style players. However, it has a lot of headroom and can handle a pick and a heavier hand.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lifetime keeper - chunky neck

          By Joe

          from CT

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          Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

          I've had mine for five months, and after a bit of a rough patch getting used to the large V neck, I love, love this guitar. Such a great vintage vibe. If I could only have one guitar -- acoustic or electric -- for the rest of my days, this is the ONE.

          The crafstmanship and materials are heirloom quality. Such nice herringbone purfling, and zig-zag back strip. The rosewood is gorgeous, and the silking on the spruce is phenomenal. The ebony board and abalone split diamond markers are like a time machine, taking me back to 1930's Mississippi whenever I play some fingerstyle country blues.

          The lacquer finish is perfectly done, including the satin neck, and makes the guitar smell like a delicious wooden cake! Life's too short to not have lacquer.

          The tone, note separation, projection and sustain are just unreal. I had no idea a guitar could sound like this.

          The 1-3/4 nut is a must for my blunt, calloused fingers. Makes all the difference.

          The open tuners are nice, but they don't compare to the Waverlys I had installed. This Martin deserves the best, and the Waverlys are a perfect match.

          Even the guitar case is way nicer than any other in my collection.

          For fingerstyle, it's the perfect size, shape, and feel. The very wide (2-5/16) string spacing at the bridge is nice for large hands like mine.

          For the occasional flatpicking that I do, it performs admirably. However, I suspect it would start sounding muddy with the heavy strumming needed to keep up with banjos and dreads.

          There are endless reasons to wait. But each day that goes by, is one in which you're not playing your dream guitar. You know you will eventually.

          What are you waiting for?

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          And when it ages: Wow!

          By Harry

          from La QUinta, Ca.

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

            I have owned it for 13 years (1999). It has become much more rich and tonally mellow and sonorous over the last six years. I also own a Froggy Bottom H model, but prefer the Martin OM 28VR to all others. Picked up a new one off a rack yesterday to hear the sound. It is not even half what mine sounds like 13 years old.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best sounding guitar I've ever played.

            By JuSHooks

            from Joliet, IL

            Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

            The sound just flys off this guitar. Plays like a dream and not to mention, the guitar is gorgeous!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best guitar I own

            By spkline

            from Camarillo, CA

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            Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

            I own a number of guitars, including other Martins and a custom 12 string, this is the best one of the bunch. It feels good. It sounds very good. It plays very well and seems to form-fit to my hand. This is the guitar I enjoy playing the most.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Martin OM-28V

            By Scott-aMoRQ

            from Parkville, MO.

            Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

            I expect to die owning this one (but hopefully not any time soon!). It is a beautiful sounding and looking guitar. The size is very manageable, and the v-shaped neck is very comfortable to play. The sound quality is sweet, and the volume is robust.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            investment grade anyone?

            By SideshowBob/California Kings

            from SF

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            Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

            I do not own one, yet. I do own another Martin (001R) which is an affordable Martin. This however is a handcrafted instrument the likes of which should last a lifetime, probably several lifetimes. I've played more than a handful of this particular model and they all play beautifully. The deep V neck is the best on any acoustic I've ever seen (and dig that big burly gusset where the neck and headstock meet, looks like you can pound nails with it!) Give me a Brazilian rosewood model and I'll take out a loan! It's just too bad I'll play it so much

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            guitardlj

            By GUITARDLJ-_k51S

            from Indiana

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            Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

            This guitar is a FingerPickers dream. I tried the Clapton Signature which is a great guitar but I liked the feel of the neck and sound better from the OM-28V. So much I couldn't leave without one.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Martin OM-28v

            By Tony Burns

            from Fredonia, NY

            Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

            I wasnt looking for a Martin, but I decided to be open- so I'd be happy, didnt want to buy a lesser guitar and then wish I bought what i really wanted- narrowed down my choice to larrivee guitars- I -played quite a few, then my dealer, smiled and handed me the om28v Martin he had in the corner- honestly I sounded like it was 40 years old, perfect tone and balance--the volume was unbelieveable-- worth every penny, wished I bought this years ago- very happy.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Review

            By luigi-ozJDu

            from lahaina, HI

            Comments about Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar:

            this is the best guitar I have ever played

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