Martin OM-42

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The OM is my favorite size guitar. Introduced long ago as the Orchestra Model, the OM is basically the same size as a 000. This wonderful guitar shown below is my OM-42. The 14 fret glossed neck is double bound in w/b/w trim with exquisite abalone snowflake position markers. The headstock is rosewood faced and bound in ivoroid, sports gold open gear vintage tuners and has the distinctive "C.F. Martin" pearl block logo down the center. Nutwidth is 1-3/4 inch. Top is choice Sitka spruce bound in abalone and grained ivoroid, including the perimeter of the fretboard extension. Back and sides are of course beautiful polished rosewood. My OM-42 shown below is factory fitted with the Fishman Eclipse Blend amplification system consisting of the Fishman Acoustic Gold undersaddle pickup and an internal high sensitivity dynamic microphone. Control under the lip of the soundhole includes a blend slider between these two sources.