Martin OM28E Retro LH

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Manufacturer's ID: OM28E Retro LH

A modern re-creation of the classic Orchestra model, the OM-28E Retro is ideal for the guitarist who enjoys fingerstyle techniques. The OM-28E Retro carries a distinct vintage-inspired design with modern playability.

Specification

C. F. Martin & Co. is inviting musicians to take a trip back in time with the introduction of a groundbreaking guitar technology available in the new four-piece Retro Series: D-18E Retro, D-45E Retro, HD-28E Retro, and OM-28E Retro. Paying homage stylistically and sonically to the iconic classic Martin guitars of the 1930’s and 40’s, this series features traditional non-cutaway Martin guitars incorporating significant advancements in plugged-in sound reproduction. The series exquisitely captures a sought-after sound, melding traditional models with state-of-the-art technology, and will appeal to musicians and guitar aficionados alike.

Martin designers dove back into the rich history residing in the Martin museum and chose world-class examples to use as “tone donors.” These guitars include a 1942 D-45, a 1941 D-28, a 1937 D-18 and a 1934 000-28 (long-scale) on loan from Vintage Instruments. Each of these guitars possesses unique tonal characteristics that can be attributed to the passing of time. The premise was to convince the new guitars into electronically behaving as if they were the museum guitars.

Developing the new Retro Series electronic foundation, Fishman electronically infused the essence of the museum instruments into the newly created Martin counterparts, a new technology for both companies. To build upon this “vintage-conditioned” sound, Martin Guitar teamed up with Fishman and Grammy Award -winning producer Bill VornDick at his historic Mountainside Studios in Nashville for a multi-step process. They utilized VornDick’s private collection of rare vintage and boutique microphones, many of which date back to the 30’s and are iconic recording industry microphones. This collection adds unique coloring to the plugged-in sound, reminiscent of the first microphones these museum guitars would have ever encountered in the professional recording studio.

The Retro series instruments are vintage in appearance but will have enhanced playability including a modern “High Performance Neck™” taper and modified low oval profile. They will all have the new Fishman F1 Aura + electronics system featuring “Easy Mode” with three pre-blended mic/pickup presets and all of the programmability and tweakability of the original F1 Aura in “Performance Mode. “

Great for studio or live, this series reproduces the pristine sound that until now could only be accomplished in a highly-controlled studio setting with talented engineers.

VornDick said it best after hearing the finished product, “The plugged-in sound of these instruments is by far, the best reproduced acoustic sound I’ve ever heard.”

Model  OM-28E Retro
Construction  Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size  000-14 Fret
Top Material  Sitka Spruce
Top Detail  N/A
Rosette  Style 28 Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern  X Brace
Brace Shape  Scalloped
Brace Material  Sitka Spruce
Brace Size  1/4"
Back Material  East Indian Rosewood
Back Detail  N/A
Back Purfling/Strip  Zig-Zag
Side Material  East Indian Rosewood
Side Detail  N/A
Endpiece  None
Endpiece Inlay  None
Binding  Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Material  Bold Herringbone
Side Inlay Material  None
Back Inlay Material  Multi-Stripe
Neck Material  Select Hardwood
Neck Shape  Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper  High Performance Taper
Plek  Yes
Nut Material  Bone
Headstock Shape  Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Headplate Material  East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Detail  N/A
Headplate Logo Style  Script Old Style Overlay
Headplate Binding Material  N/A
Heelcap  Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material  Ebony
Scale Length  25.4"
Neck Joins Body At  14th Fret
Number of Frets Total  20
Fingerboard Width at Nut  1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret  2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material  Abalone
Fingerboard Inlay Style  Diamond and Squares Short Pattern
Fingerboard Binding Material  N/A
Side Dots  White
Back and Side Finish  Gloss
Back and Sides Color  N/A
Finish Top  Gloss
Top Color  Aging Toner
Finish Neck  Satin
Neck Color  Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material  Ebony
Bridge Style  Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing  2 5/32"
Saddle  Compensated White Tusq
Saddle Radius  16"
Tuning Machines  Nickel Open Gear
Recommended Strings  SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light (MSP4100)
Knob  Butterbean
Bridge Pin Material  White Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots  Faux Tortoise
Pickguard  Faux Tortoise
Pickguard Inlay  N/A
Case  Ply Hardshell
Label  N/A
Electronics  Fishman F1 Aura +