Butternut multi-hole 12 fret OM
A beautiful guitar featuring multiple sound holes and a truly custom look, this 12 fretter has a size and shape similar to a Martin OM. This is not just another run of the mill, cookie cutter guitar. It is something very special. A 12th fret neck-to-body joint results in the bridge being moved closer to the widest part of the body. The resulting tone is full with a slight mid-range kick. A side sound port directs some of that wonderful tone towards the player. The shorter overall length puts your left hand in a very comfortable playing position and the cutaway gives good access to the upper frets. The AAA grade Engelmann spruce top is responsive to your touch, projects well, and delivers just the right attack for a great fingerstyle guitar that also easily accommodates light strumming. Both the body and neck are made from butternut which is one of the lightest weight hardwoods available. Butternut, part of the same family as walnut, is beautiful to look at and is also a marvellous tonewood. Designed from the start to be very lightweight, this guitar weighs just 1.64kg (3.6lb) while a similarly sized Martin 000-18 weighs 1.98kg (4.4lb). The guitar was built to encourage the back to vibrate in sympathy with the top and contribute to sound generation. An approach known as producing a live back.
For the full story on this guitar, read all about ”The Butternut Twins”.
  • butternut body with cutaway
  • side sound port in upper bout
  • solid Engelmann spruce top
  • multiple sound holes
  • curly maple body binding
  • tail end internal access port
  • butternut neck
  • ebony fretboard
  • butternut fret markers
  • neck-to-body joint at 12th fret
  • ebony bridge and pins
  • bone nut and saddle
  • dual acting truss rod
  • 25.3” scale length
  • finished in acrylic lacquer
  • Schertler open back tuners with ebony buttons
  • Martin MA130 silk-and-steel strings (11.5-47)
  • Prestige-330 premium surface mount pickup from JJB Electronics
  • hard shell case
upper bout: 11 1/4”
waist: 9 1/4”
lower bout: 15”
depth: 4 1/4”
length: 19 1/4”
scale: 25.3”
nut width: 1 3/4”
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