OM-28 Comparison with Tom Culbertson


We’re at it again here at Gryphon! Much in the way we recently had a stockpile of D-18’s, Gryphon recently had the fortune of acquiring a batch of great sounding OM-28 style guitars including an original 1930 Martin OM-28.

As many of you know, the OM-28 was the first offering of the Martin line to have 14 frets clear of the body, inspired by Perry Bechtel’s custom order of a 14 fret 000 in 1929 (more information available here). With the 1930 OM in mind, we thought it worth a side-by-side comparison to its modern counterparts by various manufactures as well as a new Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931. Does the torrefied top of the 1931 Authentic hold up against the vintage 1930? With the help of some wonderful playing by Gryphon’s own Tom Culbertson, we’ll let you be the judge.



Martin OM-28 (SOLD- Check Back Soon)

Collings OM2HMRA

Santa Cruz OM

Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931

1930 Martin OM-28

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