Item number: 240787
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The Martin OMC-28E shares the same inlay and rosette patterns and electronics as the Martin DC-28E, but that's where the similarity ends. While the big dreadnought body and sound of the DC-28E is great for flatpicking, the smaller and more comfortable body of the OMC-28E is built for fingerpicking. The Martin OMC-28E is beautifully crafted in true Martin tradition, with solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, a solid spruce top, and an OM-style body with a Venetian-style cutaway. The Martin OMC-28E is a fingerstyle dream.
OM body (Orchestra) is tailor-made for fingerstyle playing
The Martin Orchestra (OM) body is considered by many to be the ultimate fingerstyle guitar. Models of this style from the '30s sell for tens of thousands of dollars. OMs are renowned for their power, excellent balance between treble and bass, and superb note definition. If there's a steel-string classical guitar, it's the OM. The OMC body is Martin's Orchestra body with a Venetian-style cutaway that grants easy access to the upper frets. Belgium's premier fingerstyle virtuoso, Jacques Stotzem uses the OMC in concert (in fact, there's a Martin Artist Series OMC with his name on it).
Sometimes it appears that Martin's 000 (Auditorium) and OM Orchestra designation seems to be interchangeable. The differences between the bodies are minimal, with the biggest difference being the width of the neck. The OM has a wider neck for fingerstyle playing.
Top-shelf tonewoods supply gorgeous acoustic tone
East Indian rosewood, which makes up the back and sides of the OMC-28E, is known for high sound velocity and a broad range of overtones, strength, and complexity in the bottom end, and an overall darkness of tone in the rest of the range. Strong mids and highs also contribute a richness of tone to the upper registers. Indian rosewood has a thicker, more midrange overall coloration. The top of the OMC-28E is solid Sitka spruce. A strong fundamental-to-overtone ratio gives Sitka spruce a powerful direct tone capable of retaining its clarity when played forcefully. This makes Sitka an excellent choice for players whose style demands a wide dynamic response and a robust, meaty tone.
For the fingerboard of the OMC-28E, Martin chose ebony, which is the traditional material found on the necks of violins, classical guitars, and high-end steel strings. Ebony is a very dense hardwood, which helps stabilize and strengthen the neck (helps keep your neck straighter) and offers a better percussive tone when doing hammer-ons or playing without a pick. The smoothness of ebony also helps to reduce finger fatigue so you can play longer.
Fishman Aura VT Enhance pickup system for rich, natural sound
Fishman's breakthrough acoustic sound-imaging technology makes you sound like you're playing into a great mic in a great room. The OMC-28E's onboard Aura VT Enhance system gives you studio-quality sound to take to the stage or use in home recordings. Unlike modeling, Aura is derived from real pro recordings and is designed to preserve the tone of your acoustic guitar. The Aura VT Enhance is also equipped with an automatic search-and-destroy notch filter to latch onto feedback and eliminate it after a few seconds.
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String Type: Steel
Number of Strings: 6
Body Shape: Orchestra
Color: Natural, Aging Toner
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood: East Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing: Scalloped X-bracing
Binding: Antique White
Neck Wood: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay: Abalone Diamonds & Squares Long Pattern
Number of Frets: 20
Scale Length: 25.4"
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
Bridge Material: Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material: Bone/White Tusq
Nut Width: 1.75"
Electronics: Fishman Aura VT Enhance
Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light
Case Included: Hardshell Case