An excellent-sounding 1932 OM-28 with good neck angle and highly playable. Crack-free Adirondack and Brazilian rosewood original for not much more than you would pay for a high-quality contemporary bench copy made with original-spec materials (such as Brazilian rosewood and bar stock frets). Original finish on back and sides. Original pickguard. Original nut. Original bar stock frets. No cracks to body or neck. No sign of repairs to interior bracing. Original bridge plate. Original bridge pins and end pin. Production begun 10/5/1932. Only 50 OM-28 models made in 1932. Neck professionally reset (bar stock frets reseated and leveled). New bridge, copy of original. Soundboard refinished with thin lacquer several years ago, neck refinished except for headstock facing which has the original gold logo w/o black border. Waverly "Relic" tuners, mounting holes in tuner plates slotted so the only screw holes in the back of the headstock are the originals (if you found a set of original Grover gears there would be no sign of these replacements). Many original Martin OM models have cracks in the top along the edges of the fretboard (since there is no "flat brace" between the neck block and the #1 brace). Many other original OMs have pickguard shrinkage cracks to the top, or have needed reinforcement of the original bridge plate. This 1932 example has none of those issues, and except for the reset, finish and bridge work, has apparently not seen any repairs. Original hardshell case is included but the lower hinge area of the case is a disaster. A TKL Deluxe hardshell from the 1990s is included. Gryphon will NOT ship this OM-28 in its original case as it doesn't offer adequate protection.

stock no. 31016

TopAdirondack spruce
Back and sidesBrazilian rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 3/8"
Bridge materialebony
Fretboard Materialebony
Neck materialmahogany
Bracingscalloped X
Serial No51959
Neck profilerounded V
TunersWaverly vintage
CaseArched Lid TKL & Orig. Hard
Total frets20