The shaded top finishes that Martin began offering in the early 1930s are some of the most subtle sunbursts of the pre-WWII era, and the current crew at Martin have done an excellent job of capturing the violin-type coloring that graced OM-18 models of that period given the "dark top" option. Martin's more affordable mahogany version of its new Orchestra Model was the company's important step towards more modern flat-top guitars during the Great Depression, and within a few years most Martins had the 14-fret neck shown here. But you can ignore the historical time warp and just enjoy an attractive, great sounding OM. Except for the strap button, properly placed in the lower treble side of the neck heel, this example is in essentially unused condition and the original deluxe case is equally clean.

stock no. 58785

ModelOM-18 Authentic 1933
TopAdirondack Spruce with VTS
Back and sidesGenuine Mahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 3/8''
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialGenuine Mahogany
BracingAuthentic 1933 X, Scalloped Brace, Adirondack Spruce with VTS, 5/16" with 1/4" Tone Bars
Neck profileAuthentic 1933
RosetteStyle 18
Total frets20
TunersNickel Open Gear
FinishVintage Gloss
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No2207836