1988 Martin OM45K-Custom SN:479043. Guitar Database.

Martin | OM45K-custom | 1988 | SN:479043

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1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar

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Location: Nazereth, PA

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1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar

  • Model:0M45K-custom
  • Type:0M
  • Year: 1988
  • Serial #: 34273
  • Back/Sides Wood: Koa
  • Top Wood: Koa
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fret Markers: Dots
  • Bridge: Ebony Belly
  • Body, Fingerboard and Heastock Bindings: Tortoise
  • Top, side and back Trim: Abalone purfling
  • Backstrip: pinback style
  • Rosette: 45 style
  • Body style 14 fret OM.

1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar 1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar

1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar 1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar

This gorgeous OM45 koa is a really example of what the Martin custom shop can do! This was clearly a special order, as Dick Boak specifically hand delivered to the instrument to the owner. It is also somewhat unusual in that it has a 45 style pearly purfling with tortoise bindings, which I think is a nice touch. Also, the bridge plate is the small maple version, rather than the larger rosewood ones which were the norm for this period (if I remember correctly!)

1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar 1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar

1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar 1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar

1988 Martin 0M45K Custom Serial:479043 guitar


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