1931 Martin OM-18P. SN:46809 Guitar Database.

Martin | OM-18P | 1931 | SN:46809



Vintage 1931 Martin OM-18P guitar. SN:46809 Guitar Database.


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Vintage 1931 Martin OM-18P guitar. SN:46809 Guitar Database.

     

  • Model:OM-18P
  • Plectrum guitar
  • Year: 1931
  • Serial #:46809
  • 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: 25.4in.
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Vintage 1931 Martin OM-18P guitar. SN:46809 Guitar Database.

Vintage 1931 Martin OM-18P guitar. SN:46809 Guitar Database.

This is a converted plectrum style OM. These start out in life as 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.

These guitars are prime candidates for conversion to 6 string as all is required is a new bridge and neck- as has been done in this case. The prior owner says”top has some playing wear on the original finish but no cracks. The only crack I could find on the guitar is on the treble side and has been well repaired long ago. Conversion by Dave Sheppard.”

Vintage 1931 Martin OM-18P guitar. SN:46809 Guitar Database.


Vintage 1931 Martin OM-18P guitar. SN:46809 Guitar Database.

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