The OM-28E honors one of Martin's most celebrated 14-fret models. Built from Martin's precious supply of East Indian rosewood and married to an extraordinary Sitka spruce top, this OM-28E's comfortably reduced Orchestra body packs plenty of body, bold bass, and clear, sparkling highs — all balanced to perfection. A black ebony fingerboard and matching bridge complete the picture. This latest OM-28E features Martin's High Performance Taper neck profile for greater comfort and precision, as well as an aged-toner finish and butterbean knobs for an heirloom look. Onboard LR Baggs electronics deliver the natural tone of your instrument into an amp or sound system. Even for the established collector, there is always room in a collection for the Martin OM-28E acoustic-electric guitar from Music Experience.
There's no question that Martin's original Orchestra model has been one of the most influential acoustic guitar styles in modern music history. From its bold herringbone inlays to its hand-selected bone nut and saddle, the OM-28E does more than merely capture the spirit of the original. When you pick up the Martin OM-28E, it's like stepping back in guitar history.
With a solid Sitka spruce top and solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, this Martin OM-28E is a beautiful, immaculately designed acoustic guitar. The select hardwood neck boasts a black ebony 20-fret fingerboard with diamond and square taper fingerboard inlays. Beautiful with its vintage-styled belly bridge and classic tortoise pickguard, the OM-28E stays reliably in tune with nickel open-geared tuners — complete with stylish butterbean knobs.
The OM-28E's sound and robust projection make it ideal for live performance as well as recording. In addition, the OM-28E is great for aggressive strumming or subtle fingerpicking — bluegrass, folk, even acoustic rock sound great on the OM-28E.
You just can't beat the sound of solid spruce and solid genuine rosewood. For such an affordable guitar, the Martin OM-28E spares no expense on its tonewoods. You'll love the crisp sound of the OM-28E's solid East-Indian rosewood back and sides, and they look fantastic. What's more, the OM-28E is topped with solid Sitka spruce, adding rich and mellow overtones. Take it from the Music Experience crew — the Martin OM-28E delivers the tone and playability you want in an acoustic guitar!
Martin's Modified Low Oval mahogany neck with High Performance Taper delivers a new level of performance in the latest OM-28E. Technical players will enjoy greater speed and accuracy, while strummers will enjoy greater comfort as the night rolls along.
The LR Baggs Anthem Tru-Mic Acoustic Pickup is an award-winning and well-loved acoustic pickup, and Martin have spared no expense in installing these premium pickups on the OM-28E. This feedback-busting, natural-sounding pickup is the result of over 30 years of effort. There's no modeling and no illusions going on here. The Anthem is strictly a well-designed microphone that picks up the guitar - clean, clear, and full of dynamics. While many guitar mics are way too prone to feedback or just as bad... give you that annoying "boxy sound" when used alone...
Born for jazz clubs and blues haunts, it's the versatile sound you can't put down. Compact and commanding, scalloped bracing brings your sound to life—fingerpicking, strumming or soloing. Perfect balance across all six strings, bold herringbone, East Indian rosewood, ebony, Sitka spruce, and vintage appointments give a classic look to a timeless sound.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Style||No Cutaway|
|Finish||Full High Gloss|
|Top Wood||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||East Indian Rosewood|
|Body Bracing||Scalloped X-bracing|
|Neck Wood||Select Hardwood|
|Neck Shape||Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper|
Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern, Abalone
|Number of Frets||20 (total), 14 (clear)|
|Tuning Machines||Chrome enclosed gears|
|Nut/Saddle Material||White Corian/Compensated White TUSQ|
|Bridge String Spacing||2 5/32"|
|Neck Taper||High Performance Taper|
|Electronics||LR Baggs Anthem
|Strings||Martin Authentic Acoustic Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge|
|Case Included||3-ply hardshell case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||Y18OM28ELRB|