Martin's Standard Series OM-21 model has been one of Gryphon's favorite "non-dreadnoughts" since it was introduced in the early 1990s as it offers players the OM features important to sound and playability but for a lot less $$$ than an OM-28. The 1 3/4" wide neck gives the fingers of your left hand more room, plus the long 25.4" scale means you get more bass and power than with a typical short scale 000, plus the option of using lower tunings without losing tone to floppy bass strings. In 2018 Martin gave the OM-21 some critical upgrades, making the differences between the Style 21 and Style 28 versions purely cosmetic. Along with forward-shifted scalloped X bracing and an ebony fretboard and bridge, this model now has vintage-style open back tuners plus faux tortoiseshell binding and pickguard. Oh, and a nicer case.

stock no. 57015

ModelOM-21
TopSitka spruce
Back and sidesEast Indian Rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4''
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 5/32"
Bridge materialEbony, Drop in Saddle
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialSelect Hardwood
Neck profileModified low oval profile w/ performing artist taper
InlayMother of Pearl
Total frets20
BracingX Brace, Scalloped, Sitka Spruce, Sitka Spruce
BindingBrown Faux Tortoise
RosetteStyle 28
TunersNickel Open Gear, Butterbean
FinishPolished gloss, aging toner on top
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No2307312