Review: Deep Body Martin OM

The Shimmer of 42

Combining the looks of a pre-war Style 42 12-fret slothead with the convenience of a 14-fret guitar, made all the more powerful with extra-deep sides, this deep body Martin OM, Madagascar/Adirondack jewel box from their fabled Custom Shop is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

“From the first strum there is a stark ring to the fundamental voice, each note pure but with pronounced substance, clear yet dense, like diamonds. And with each steely note ringing off a string an expanding sonic reaction blooms, from an echo beneath the top voice and a woody hum deeper down, to a shining choir of lofty overtones. This guitar shows off the most sophisticated type of Madi-Adi tone.” This Deep Body Martin OM-42 rings and sings…

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