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.