USED Martin OM-45 De Luxe Authentic 1930
We were the original seller of this Martin OM-45 De Luxe Authentic. We sold it to a collector in New York, and he's decided to put in on the market. He's only owned it a few months and this guitar has been played less than 10 times. As a professional courtesy, Maury's Music is acting as the broker with regards to the sale of this item. This guitar is not in stock here, but we are happy to refer you to this guitar’s owner for more information. Please contact us for details.
On our OM-28 Authentic page, I raved about that guitar and you can read all about it here. The OM-45 is very simiar to my ears, with one very audible difference. It has a richer, deeper bass voice. By that I mean, the prominent resonant frequency of the 45 sounds lower on the EQ curve, when compared to the OM-28A. The OM-45 takes the great throaty voice of the OM-28 Authentic and moves the bass bump lower, but at the cost of losing some low midrange. Almost the same way that straight bracing gives a stronger tone to single notes in the midrange but lacks some surround-sound extreme bass. I realize the 45 is not straight-braced, but that's the way I would describe its tonal situation against the OM-28A (I can't stop thinking about the 28A). If you think of these guitars as bass, middle and treble controls, what I'm hearing is OM-45A bass 7, mid 3, treble 6 and the OM-28A is bass 6, mid 5, treble 6. Dig in to a deep bass E on the OM-45 and it has more power than its open A does. On the OM-28A, the Bass E and A are equally as strong as each other and the OM-45's bass E beats them up like a bully in the school lunch line.
The OM-45 De Luxe Authentic 1930 draws its inspiration and exacting specifications from an original 1930 OM-45 De Luxe. Constructed with precious pre-CITES Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a lightly-colored Vintage Tone System (VTS) Adirondack spruce soundboard, and Vintage Tone System (VTS) Adirondack spruce braces throughout. Limited to 11.
The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
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