Martin | OM-18P | 1931 | SN:48883
All pictures – Click to enlarge!- Highly recommended
Please email with any corrections/ additional info
We aim to keep each entry as complete as possible & your help is appreciated!
- 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!
Pictures kind courtesy of DH Smith. ©
Errors are unintentional although we try very hard not to make them- corrections or feedback are always welcome! Guitars are property of individual owners and are not for sale through guitarbench.com unless specifically stated.
Any infringement of copyright is entirely unintentional. Any copyright issues should be address to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will attempt to resolve these issues quickly. Guitars remain property of respective owners.