MARTIN OM 18 1933 AUTHENTIC VTS

OM-18 Authentic 1933 VTS

Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way – with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1933 OM-18 on loan from Fred Oster of Vintage Instruments, this guitar is constructed with a genuine mahogany back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top using an authentic circa 1933 bracing pattern. Featuring period-correct “OM-18” Authentic-style appointments, right down to the Authentic 1933 neck barrel and heel. Martin™s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces.

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.


 

 

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction


 

Body Size: 000-14 Fret Top Material: Adirondack Spruce


 

Rosette: Multi-Stripe


 

Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1933 X Brace


 

Brace Shape: Scalloped Brace


 

Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS Brace Size: 5/16″ with 1/4″ Tone Bars


 

Back Material: Genuine Mahogany


 

Back Detail: N/A


 

Back Purfling/Strip: Madagascar Rosewood


 

Side Material: Genuine Mahogany


 

Side Detail: N/A


 

Endpiece: Madagascar Rosewood


 

Endpiece Inlay: N/A


 

Binding: Black


 

Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe


 

Side Inlay Material: N/A


 

Back Inlay Material: N/A


 

Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany


 

Neck Shape: Authentic 1933


 

Neck Taper: Standard Taper


 

Nut Material: Ebony


 

Headstock Shape: Solid with 1933 Taper Headplate


 

Material: Madagascar Rosewood


 

Headplate Detail: N/A


 

Headplate Logo Style: Script Authentic 1933


 

Overlay Headplate Binding Material: N/A


 

Heelcap: Ebony


 

Fingerboard Material: Ebony


 

Scale Length: 25.4″


 

Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret


 

Number of Frets Total: 20


 

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4”


 

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4”


 

Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone


 

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18


 

Fingerboard Binding Material: N/A


 

Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid


 

Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss


 

Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany


 

Finish Top: Vintage Gloss Top Color: 1932 Shaded Finish


 

Neck: Vintage Gloss Neck Color: Dark Mahogany


 

Bridge Material: Ebony


 

Bridge Style: Authentic Belly – Glue in Long Saddle


 

Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/8”


 

Saddle: Bone Saddle Radius: 16″


 

Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear


 

Recommended Strings: SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP7200)


 

Knob: Butterbean


 

Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic Bridge


 

Pin Dots: N/A


 

Pickguard: Faux Tortoise


 

Pickguard Inlay: N/A


 

Case: Ply Hardshell