Martin SWOMGT Sustainable Wood - Natural

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Spruce Top and Cherry Back and Sides - Natural
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Martin SWOMGT Sustainable Wood - Natural image 1
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Martin SWOMGT Sustainable Wood - Natural
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A Martin Made from Sustainable Wood

One of Martin's evironmentally-friendly "Certified Smart Wood" guitars with an Orchestral style body. It features solid cherry sides, back and neck, solid spruce top, katalox (Mexican hardwood) fretboard and bridge. The headstock veneer, body binding, backstrip, heelcap, endpiece & pickguard are all tortoise-shell, and the multilayered rosette has tortoise center. The tuners are enclosed with gold, and it features a satin finish on the body and neck, and gloss top with aging toner. All woods (except top and braces) are from forests certified by the Smartwood Program of the Rainforest Alliance to comply with environmental, social standards. Top & braces are from reclaimed pulp logs. A Martin thermoplastic case included.

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape 000-14 Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural with Aging Toner
Finish Polished Gloss (top), Satin (neck, back, and sides)
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid Sustainable Cherry
Body Bracing A-Frame X, 5/16" Solid Sitka Spruce
Binding Tortoise Color - Red
Neck Wood Sustainable Cherry
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval
Fingerboard Material Solid Sustainable Katalox
Fingerboard Inlay Style 28 - Imitation Pearl Dots
Number of Frets 20 (total), 14 (clear)
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Gold Enclosed with Small Buttons
Bridge Material Solid Sustainable Katalox
Nut/Saddle Material White Corian/16" Radius Compensated White TUSQ
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 19.375"
Body Width 15"
Body Depth 4.125"
Overall Length 39.8125"
Strings Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 10SWOMGT

Customer Reviews

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Sweet Martin OM

Been a Martin player since 1975 - D-35, D-12/18, as well as vintage Martins belonging to a friend. It took 40 years for me to realize that I wanted an OM-sized guitar. My D-35 now gets very little attention, as much as I love it. Its sound, of course, is incomparable. But I love my SWOMGT's sweet sound, and boy does it project. It's light and with the right strings - trust me that Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings sound the best and play the easiest - it is pure pleasure to play. I've had it for three years now (I see that the price has gone up about $500 since) and have tried just about every Martin string. Also, I have not had to have the action adjusted and tweaked, as I have had to on both the D-35 and D-12/18. One more thing: the guitar is headstock heavy and likes to slip downward when using a conventional strap. I solved that problem with a wide leather strap with a rough, unfinished side that grips my shoulder. It has a "full," well-developed Martin sound, but with a very light touch on the fingerboard and OM body. You'll love it.
Music background: long-time Martin player - bluegrass / folk

an absolute gem

I went into the music store wanting an 000-28 or some sort of 000. I played at least 20 guitars. Ranging from Martin to Taylor to Gibson. This was the last one I put my hands on. It expands so much off the already great Martin tone. I've never heard anything produce such a sweet tone. Fantastic and while the 2nd best I played was indeed a Martin 000-28 money and tone woods aside the cherry backed swom was out of this world. I believe it will eventually be one of those highly sought after guitars 20-30 years from now. If it cost 4 grand it would be the rave but because it is a bit cheaper it's often overlooked. People don't know what they are missing.

Fantastic sounding guitar in sustainable Cherry wood!

The Martin SWOMGT is hands down a great sounding guitar. It is a warmer sound to my ear than rosewood and is less bright mahogany. I really would recommend to anyone looking to give the sustainable cherry wood a try. It does not have the panache of rosewood but is great sounding and Martin finds beautifully figured pieces for the back. The faux tortise shell is a beautiful accent for the rosette and purfling but also for the bridge and endpins. To sum it up it's a beautiful guitar with great tone and sound.
Music background: Hobbyist

Thanks "Guitar Whisperer"

After months of research I had narrowed my guitar search down to two models. I decided to come to the Sweetwater showroom to play them both and my sales engineer Tyler Berggren had them set aside and waiting for me when I arrived. I spent some time switching back and forth between the two guitars when a Sweetwater professional (that my wife nicknamed the "Guitar Whisperer") came in and watched me play. After watching and listening for a few minutes he began to ask me questions about what I liked about each guitar. Then he started having different guitars brought from the warehouse - I must have played six more that were not on my original list. When I was handed the SWOMGT, I knew immediately it was the perfect guitar for me. I asked the Guitar Whisperer how he knew I'd like this guitar and he said he could just tell. Thanks Sweetwater and the Guitar Whisperer!
Music background: Hobbyist

Martin SWOMGT is a winner!

I currently own 5 acoustic guitars and play them all regularly. When I received my Martin from was delivered in perfect shape. The guitar is a work of art and sounds amazing. It was perfectly set up and feels like I have been playing it for years in my hands. It's effortless!. It's hard to describe the's bright yet mellow. Every time I play it, I find it hard to put it down. This is in my opinion the most guitar you can get for the money in the Martin line. Get won't be disappointed.
Music background: Musician

Sweetwater Advice

Martin SWOMGT Acoustic Guitar

But fingerstyle is what this beastie is meant for. I know that you can't hear how comfortable this guitar is to play, or how nice it is to have that wide fretboard and string spacing, or how sweetly the guitar snuggles into your arms like it was meant to be there - but that's the OM thing, and this baby's got it. ...
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