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Martin Vintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar  

Overview

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Black ebony fretboard
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $4,399.00
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    - $1,100.00
  • Your Price:
    $3,29900
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  • 1712933

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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

You could sit there talking yourself out of it all day. Or you could act now and bring something truly magical in your life.

 
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MartinVintage Series OM28-V Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

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        (1 of 1 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?

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Best of the Best

              By Michael44

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Professional Musician

              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

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Fabulous Guitar

              By Johnson Fan

              from New York

              About Me Experienced

              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.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  And when it ages: Wow!

                  By Harry

                  from La QUinta, Ca.

                  About Me Experienced

                  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.

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                    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A truly great instrument

                    By Mark-4Jx5e

                    from Phoenix

                    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).

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                    (3 of 3 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.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Martin OM For best acoustic ever

                    By grickie

                    from Georgia

                    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.

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                    (3 of 3 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.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    ... OM !

                    By arnold d.

                    from memphis

                    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.

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                    (2 of 2 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.

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