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Martin OM-21 - Natural Reviews

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  • from Oklahoma November 5, 2016Music Background:
    Playing for over half a century


    Always wanted a Martin acoustic guitar...finally did it and I could not be more pleased. This little Orchestra model 21 is a living thing...like bells on a fret board ringing with perfect intonation...the tone touches my soul and the projection is acoustic perfection...yep...I really like this guitar!

  • from Florida September 29, 2016

    My Favorite Martin

    I have vast collection of high end guitars and own quite a few Martins. The Om21 is by far my favorite guitar I own by far. The raw beauty of this guitar is stunning. The guitar is set up to perfection and plays effortlessly. I am pleased that Martin put all of their attention into the woods instead of unnecessary bling. The guitar has decent volume as well. I am primarily a strummer, although it does not have the volume of a dreadnought, it can still project! I feel sorry for my other guitars because they will be put away for a while while I enjoy this beauty.

  • from Mountain West August 18, 2015Music Background:
    musical pilgram

    Sweetwater is there for you

    Frankly I wasn't happy with the fit and finish of the first OM-21 I was sent. I could go into detail but succinctly, I was disappointed. But all I had to do is send an email to my Sweetwater Sales Engineer, Nick LaMendola, and explain to him my dissatisfaction and a replacement was on it's way.

    I have to say I was disheartened to have to send this guitar back because it sounded and played wonderfully. But the replacement is a beautiful example of Martin craftsmanship and sounds and plays just as good. It has an amazing range of highs to lows and incredible sustain that I wasn't expecting from an OM size guitar. The more I play it the more it teaches me about playing the guitar; there are so many nuances and subtleties to discover.

    Looking at it is like savoring a fine work of art; which it is. It is woods are beautiful and the smell sticks in your memory long after you've closed the case, really nice case, and walked away. I like the subtlety and understatement of the tortoise binding and the aging toner sets this guitar apart. The open machines finish off the "cut above" look of this guitar.

    Sweetwater and Martin have made me a very happy man.

  • from Harvard, MA January 13, 2015Music Background:
    Amateur - been picking around since the early 60's

    OM-21 is a Great Deal

    After playing my 1969 D-18 all of these years, in 2013 I bought an OM-21. I was use to the D-18 mahogany / sitka spruce sound but when I picked-up the OM-21 being a rosewood / sitka spruce guitar in the OM body style, it was a big WOW. While the base is a tad lighter than the D-18 dreadnought, the OM-21 had beautiful sweet and rich tone and with the redesigned neck, it is a joy to finger pick. Basically it is the same body as an OM-28, 000-28, but the OM series has the long scale neck (000 has the short scale) and it has a teardrop style pick guard whereas the 000 has the regular style. I like the base response of the OM better than the 000 series. Now for the best part - you get the same sounding guitar as the OM-28, but because the OM-21 has less fancy apportionment's, it is less money. I also found out later that the OM-21 is one of my local music store's best selling Martin. On my D-18 I switched to Martin Retro monel strings - a game changer for a mahagony guitar, but for the OM-21 I stayed with Martin SP PB Life Light strings - just so sweet and rich on the OM-21.

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