The affordable OM-1GT Orchestra model is constructed with a polished gloss Sitka Spruce top and bookmatched Sapele back and sides.
The OM-1GT creates the legendary rich and commanding Martin sound that has defined the acoustic guitar for generations.
From Martin Guitars American made 1/Road Series, this 000 sized folk guitar plays and sounds amazing.
The headstock is thin and square, with a satin finished Indian Rosewood veneer to the front with thin black binding, and Martins very familiar logo in gold script running across the top.
The back of the headstock, and the length of the neck, is a satin finished Stratabond, a laminated material that shows off a wonderful wood grain, here finished in 'Rust', so a fairly light brown colour. The 6 machine heads are Martin branded, die cast, enclosed, and finished in a shiny Chrome with small buttons.
The satin neck is very slim, a shallow D profile that Martin call a 'modified low oval', it's very easy playing and should not prove difficult for hands of any size.
The fingerboard is made of Richlite, another man made material from Martin, very dark and hard, it's clearly their version of Ebony, and I would say it's probably as good as. We have large white dot position inlays, and small dots in the usual places on the edge of the fingerboard.
Whilst on the subject of the fingerboard edges, Martin made them very square and sharp, with perfect frets, this makes for a very special feel of the whole neck whilst playing.
So, the neck has 14 frets, and you're not going any higher than that.
The body of the OM-1GT is made of solid Sapele, with black binding. The heel cap at the bottom of the neck joint is also black, a material called Black Boltaron (sounds like some Sci Fi character from the 60's).
The top is solid Sitka Spruce, beautifully bookmatched with excellent stripes of light and dark golden wood grain. The top has a 'modified hybrid X scalloped' bracing pattern and 5/16" solid Sitka Spruce braces.
Finishing off the OM1 we have a small teardrop shaped black scratchplate, square Richlite bridge and white bridge and end pins.
Playing the Martin OM-1GT is a real joy, the smaller 000 sized folk body shape is more comfortable than a dreadnought, and the neck feels beautiful to hold. The fingerboard is amazingly smooth, making movement effortless.
Sounds are quite deep and resonant, plenty of sustain on offer. Strummed chords have lots of body and volume, picked notes ring with clarity and chime. A very impressive all round sound.
An excellent mid priced 000 sized non electro from Martin. American made, all solid woods, Sapele and Sitka Spruce, with a lovely natural sound, a very versatile acoustic guitar that will cover most bases.
Also includes a Martin 330 shape deluxe hard case.
All products on our website are in stock unless shown as 'Call 08452222603 To Order', this means we can deliver your order to you very quickly, subject to payment authorisation. The next dispatch date is shown against each product, and below is an indication of when you can expect your purchase.
All Guitars are Checked Before Dispatch
All Guitars go through our 12 point checking procedure to make sure that it passes our standards before shipping. This helps ensure your guitar will reach you in perfect condition. All guitars are checked against our 12 point check list and once passed, have a Guitarbitz quality control sticker attached. In addition to this we want to ensure that no harm can come to your guitar on the journey between us and you and so we have a rigorous packing procedure involving multiple protective layers. If you notice that this packaging is damaged when delivered by our courier, it is important to check the goods and if damaged, refuse the delivery and call us immediately. For your peace of mind, we have outlined the 12 point check below to show how we are passionate about your instrument.
|1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
||2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
|| 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
|4) Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
||5) Frets examined for playability||6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
|7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
||8) Neck joint examined
||9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings|
|10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
||11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections||12) Pickups checked for responsiveness|
For more details on our checking and packing procedure, please see our 12 Point Check and Packing Procedures page.
When You Will Receive your Order
Guitar accessories - strings, straps, stands, tuners and other small items
• Orders weighing less than 2kg are posted via First Class Royal Mail on the dispatch date shown.
• Orders weighing less than 2kg with a value over £30 will be sent First Class Royal Mail Recorded Delivery on the dispatch date shown.
• We cannot guarantee a delivery date for these orders, but First Class post usually takes 1-2 days.
Guitars, Amplifiers and larger items
• Orders weighing over 2kg are sent via our next working day courier service.
Interlink Express Courier Delivery
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When Interlink Express deliver:
• You are given a one hour delivery window
• You are notified of this by email on the morning of delivery
• If not convenient you can use the email to change the delivery date
We can deliver to the following European countries,
• Zone 1 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain - £30 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 2 - Finland, Portugal and Sweden - £40 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 3 - Switzerland and Norway - £75 (excluding TAX) per order.
Please note that we can only deliver international orders to the billing address of the credit card used. These orders typically take 3-5 working days to be delivered, you can still track your orders via the Internet in the same way.