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Martin OM-1GT Orchestra Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar

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The Martin OM-1GT Left-Handed Orchestra Acoustic Guitar is designed with Martin's legendary tone, craftsmanship and playability with extraordinary va...Click To Read More About This Product

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Martin's legendary tone at an extraordinary price.

The Martin OM-1GT Left-Handed Orchestra Acoustic Guitar is designed with Martin's legendary tone, craftsmanship and playability with extraordinary value. It features solid sapele spruce backs and sides, a solid Sitka spruce top and is polished to a high gloss.

Tonally, the advanced "hybrid" scalloped X-bracing delivers a powerful punch “ clear ringing treble and defined bass “ unique to Martin's 1 Series guitars. Compared to a dreadnought, the OM-1GT Orchestra Model produces a tone that is brighter in the midrange, less deep in the bass with clear articulation in all positions. Includes case.

  • Model: OM-1GT left-handed
  • Body size: OM-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: 25.4''
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-3/4''
  • Fingerboard position inlays: style 28
  • Bridge material: east indian rosewood
  • Bridge style: belly
  • Tuning machines: chrome enclosed w/ small buttons
  • Pickguard: black
  • Case: 345 hardshell
  • Interior label: paper label
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Excellent Martin Guitar

By booksbrown

from Toledo, OH

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Comments about Martin OM-1GT Orchestra Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar:

Overall, I think this is a great instrument. I enjoy playing it as often as I can. I checked out lots of others at a local shop and the Martin sound really stood out. I know there are much more expensive guitars out there, many with beautiful inlays and bindings and such. But, for sound alone, this guitar is exceptional, and for my budget, a great value as well. I got a very good deal on it. And, It looks pretty sweet too.
For the past 3 months I have been searching for an acoustic guitar that might be considered entry level for an intermediate to professional player. I really think I found that in the Martin OM-1GT. First, the guitar is an OM size, which means orchestra model. I didnt care about the name as much as the size. This guitar is smaller than a standard dreadnought, which makes it very comfortable to play sitting down. My arm does not get numb hanging over the top edge. Though smaller, this guitar kicks out a lot of volume and has that inimitable Martin sound. You wont find that deep bass of a dreadnought body. But, overall it has great balance between the bass, midrange, and treble. This guitar doesn't have a lot of bling, like binding on the neck or abalone inlay on the rosette. In terms of appearance it's basic, but classic. This model is also a step up from the previous OM-1 because Martin added a gloss top finish: simply beautiful to look at and protects the wood better. The sides and back are a gorgeous African Mahogany. And, the neck is a multilayered plywood called Stratabond: a material used for high tension crossbows. Apparently some Martin aficionados dont like these necks: probably for aesthetic reasons. I think it looks fine, plays fine, and makes for a very strong neck. If it had an accident, the neck is not going to break or crackever. For me, at this stage, I find the neck to be a bit thinner than I would prefer. But, I have learned through playing that this neck shape is perfect for chords where you really have to spread those fingers.
Every string on this guitar rings out. Sometimes it sounds like bells. Played another way it almost has a banjoish twang. The sound is complex and rich. The nut spacing is 1 inch, which makes this guitar perfect for finger picking. But, it sounds fabulous when strummed as well. I have been playing both styles since I received it and I am very happy with the clear ringing tone. The top just vibrates forever when strummed. I love that. Fit and finish on this guitar is excellent. Exactly what one would expect from Martin. The guitar arrived set up and I dont think it needs any adjustment. The tuners work perfectly and the guitar stays in tune well. This model comes with its own plush case.
I think this has to be one of the best values in really well-made guitars. I have not found another guitar with all the qualities of this one for a similar price. I was really at the limit of my budget with this guitar, but it was worth it.

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Get Yourself a Martin

By jbdylan

from pawtucket, ri

Comments about Martin OM-1GT Orchestra Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar:

My ratings are against my Fender San Miguel made in Korea in 1992.The sound of the Martin soars over my Fender. I was scared to buy a "cheap" Martin but they did not skimp on craftmanship or sound. The solid sitka top caomparitively to my Fender sitka top is much lighter in color and does not have perfect straight grain - I do not know if this just a lower grade sitka spruce or if any what. I am extremely happy with he guitar. I had to go to the local shop and turn righties over to try out guitars.For a lefty buying without actually playing this guitar i took a leap on the Martin name and feel like i won.

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