Martin Guitars OMC-16E Orchestra All-Ovangkol Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar - Mahogany Burst - Long & McQuade Music Educator Site
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Martin Guitars OMC-16E Orchestra All-Ovangkol Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar - Mahogany Burst

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This 16 Series Orchestra cutaway model is crafted with satin-finished ovangkol back and sides for resonant sound with deep bass and rich overtones. Ovangkol can vary both in color and grain complexity for a unique look. This model includes a mahogany burst ovangkol gloss top for balanced tone and projection and a high-performance neck taper for ease of playability up and down the fretboard. The OMC-16E Burst comes equipped with Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics. Strung with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan[reg] 2.0 light gauge strings.

Series: 16
Construction: Simple dovetail neck Joint
Body Size: 000-14 Fret Cutaway
Top Material: Ovangkol
Bracing: X Brace, Scalloped
Back and Side Material: Ovangkol
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Plek: Yes
Nut Material: Bone
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Number of Frets: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
Top Finish: Gloss
Top Colour: Mahogany Burst
Neck Finish: Satin
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Light
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Case: Soft Shell case included
Electronics: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance

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Happy to receive this after a long COVID shutdown at the Martin factory in Pennsylvania. As expected from Nazareth, the fit and finish are impeccable...absolutely beautiful but nothing excessive. It appears that they book-matched the Ovangkol pieces to make for a pleasant linear grain with subtle flaming. Almost exactly as pictured but stunning in the flesh. After a couple of weeks to play, I would describe the sound as very rich and balanced across low, mid and highs. As it's quite dense, Ovangkol plays a little quieter than my all Mahogany 000 or Spruce/Rosewood dread but with more overtones and compression. Like Maple on a fine orchestral instrument, I anticipate it will only get better over the coming months and years as it opens up. Play ability is excellent. The action is low and neck effortless to navigate to the top frets if you play electric too. It handles solid flat picking very well and responds accurately to precision finger work. In the house, its great for noodling without being intrusive for others. I find the 000 body so comfortable to hold and love the body vibrations that come out of Martins. Ultimately, I think this will be my go to guitar for recording by mic and also plugged in. The electronics are top notch and discrete. It actually came with a high quality coffin-like soft case, which is welcomed for weekend trips and light travel. I don't need another hard case to store under the stairs. If you already have a good dreadnought and are looking for something different...the OMC-16E will not disappoint IMHO. Its still expensive but fantastic value for a professional grade instrument and only bound to go up in price or be scarce when the secret gets out!
Posted by Bender on Aug 14, 2020
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