Martin | OM-18P | 1931 | SN:48883
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- Plectrum guitar
- Year: 1930
- Serial #:48883
- Back/Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Rosette: black & white lines
- Upper Bout: 11 1/4 in.
- Lower Bout: 15 1/8 in.
- Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 1/4 – 4 in.
- Scale Length: 27in.
This is an unusual plectrum style OM which is a cousin of the five string banjos and tenor guitars. Typically tuned CGBD, it is the guitar version of the plectrum banjo . Made from 1930, these OM18 plectrum guitars have 15 frets clear of the body and had identical woods and trim to the 6 string models.
This exmaple has had some custom artwork added to the top and a fair amount of playwear as well. The tuners I believe are replacements, but the fretboard is original with the original bar frets.
These guitars are prime candidates for conversion to 6 string as all is required is a new bridge and neck- and reaming out the extra 2 holes!
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