1931 Martin OM-18P. SN:48883 Guitar Database.

Martin | OM-18P | 1931 | SN:48883

 

Vintage 1930 Martin OM-18p guitar. SN:48883 Guitar Database.

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Vintage 1930 Martin OM-18p guitar. SN:48883 Guitar Database.

     

  • Model:OM-18P
  • 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.
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Vintage 1930 Martin OM-18p guitar. SN:48883 Guitar Database.

Vintage 1930 Martin OM-18p guitar. SN:48883 Guitar Database.

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!

Vintage 1930 Martin OM-18p guitar. SN:48883 Guitar Database.


Vintage 1930 Martin OM-18p guitar. SN:48883 Guitar Database.

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