Martin are world renowned for their ability to craft beautiful guitars perfect for the working musician. With their effortless playability and stunning design, they have a really rich history and are considered one of the very best acoustic manufacturers around. If you want the very pinnacle of acoustic guitar construction, there's only one place to look, the Martin Custom Shop.
Back in October 2017, John took a trip to the CF Martin factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania to spec out some of the finest Martin Custom Shop offerings in the world. With access to some of the most mind-blowing selection of tonewoods, you won't find a finer selection of Custom Shop Martin guitars anywhere!
With an incredible Sitka Spruce Bearclaw top, this Ultimate OM-35 offers a really dynamic and rounded tone. Sitka Spruce is clear and versatile, it's great across a wide range of playing styles and situations. Pair that with the Madagascan Rosewood back and sides and you have a tonal dream team, its visually and tonally stunning. The 14th fret join allows for great access up the neck and a perfectly poised and balanced playing experience.
The solid Flamed Spanish Cedar neck is an absolute dream to play. With a full thickness 30's style heel neck shape, 16" radius, 25.4" scale length and a 1 11/16" nut width, this Martin is supremely comfortable and smooth underhand. The African Blackwood with sapwood fingerboard is the perfect partner for this neck; beautifully crafted it's a real treat to play.