Martin John Mayer Signature OM Guitar
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Martin John Mayer Signature OM Guitar

This tasteful Orchestra Model exhibits versatility for today's diverse contemporary musical styles.
SKU: MAR-OMJM

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In light of his ever-expanding reputation and fan base, Martin collaborated with John Mayer on the creation of a second namesake guitar, one with many of the same attributes as his first OM-28JM Limited Edition, but one that would be more affordable and more widely available in the tradition of the popular Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton model. This tasteful Orchestra Model exhibits versatility for today's diverse contemporary musical styles.

 

Martin OMJM John Mayer Special Edition Features at a Glance:

  • Englemann spruce top with vintage toner and lacquer finish
  • East Indian rosewood back and sides for warm, rich tone
  • Spanish cedar neck with African ebony fingerboard
  • Factory installed Martin Gold Plus electronics
  • Includes vintage style case and signed/numbered interior label

Englemann spruce top with vintage toner and lacquer finish
Like its predecessor, the OMJM John Mayer Special Edition features a top of solid Engelmann spruce with specially designed "hybrid" bracing that enhances the rich, full sound. Body appointments are also similar, with a Style 45 rosette featuring a center ring of colorful paua (abalone) shell, bold herringbone around the top, grained ivoroid binding throughout and a traditional OM teardrop polished and beveled tortoiseshell pickguard. To enhance the beauty of the wood, a specially formulated vintage "aging" toner is applied and then the polished nitocellulose gloss lacquer completes the picture.

East Indian rosewood back and sides for warm, rich tone
There was never a question about which tone woods to use for the OMJM John Mayer Signature Edition back and sides. East Indian rosewood is world renowned for its warm, rich tone. It has a wonderful harmonic structure that produces incredibly smooth overtones when combined with the spruce top and hybrid bracing. Black and white purfling surrounds the back, and there's an HD-style "zigzag" center strip. Other features include a black African ebony bridge with compensated TUSQ saddle, Style 45 white bridgepins inlaid with abalone and that jewel-like nitrocellulose gloss lacquer finish.

Spanish cedar neck with African ebony fingerboard
The OMJM John Mayer Signature Edition's Spanish cedar neck with diamond volute is carved specifically with playing comfort in mind, combining 1-11/16" width and low profile shape for easy fretting. The East Indian rosewood headplate sports Martin's Old Style decal in silver rather than the familiar gold and nickel Gotoh open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs. The black African ebony fingerboard highlights 1/8" mother-of-pearl position markers and John Mayer's signature inlaid in pearl between the 19th and 20th frets.

Factory installed Martin Gold Plus electronics
Many acoustics - and yes, even some premium quality instruments - come with optional electronics packages or even "off-the-shelf" units which can save some money, but ultimately compromises the amplified sound. For the OMJM John Mayer Signature Edition, the Martin luthiers carefully selected a Martin Gold Plus system that would be factory installed in the guitar. This results in an amazingly detailed amplified sound that's never harsh or brittle sounding.

Includes vintage style case and signed/numbered interior label
Of course, a guitar this special comes with a special vintage Geib style hardshell case to protect your OMJM Signature Edition for years - or more accurately, decades to come. Making it even more distinctive, Mayer created a unique art deco inspired monogram that's embroidered right onto the case. What's more, each and every OMJM bears an interior label with the signatures of both John and Martin chairman C. F. Martin IV, and is individually numbered in sequence.

Martin OMJM John Mayer Signature Edition Features:

  • Color: Natural with vintage toner
  • Body Type: OM-style
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Wood: Spanish cedar
  • Neck Shape: Custom low profile
  • Top Wood: Englemann spruce
  • Back Wood: East Indian rosewood
  • Side Wood: East Indian rosewood
  • Machine Heads: Nickel Gotoh open-geared
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Fingerboard: African ebony
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Position Markers: Custom mother-of-pearl
  • Pickups: Martin Gold Plus Natural 1
  • Controls: N/A
  • Pickup Switching: N/A
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Ebony with compensated TUSQ saddle
  • Hardware: Nickel plated
  • Case: Vintage Geib style hardshell with monogram

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Brand Martin
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