Fingerstyle guitar wizard Laurence Juber has a knack for creating impressive namesake Martins. In 2002 he began his winning streak with the Laurence Juber OMC-18VLJ Signature Edition, a superb Adirondack spruce/mahogany cutaway OM that sold a respectable 133 instruments. He came back in 2004 with two OMC-28 Laurence Juber Signature Editions: The OMC-28 Laurence Juber in Indian rosewood yielded an edition of - coincidentally - 133 guitars, while the very limited OMC-28B Laurence Juber, in rare Brazilian rosewood, sold all 50 guitars offered and became one of the most coveted Martins of recent years.
Now he returns with yet another winner: the Martin OMC-28M Laurence Juber Custom Edition. Following in the tradition of its predecessors, the new guitar features classic OM appointments, a smooth Venetian cutaway and a focused, resonant Adirondack spruce top with scalloped Adirondack spruce braces, but this time matches them to a back and sides of beautiful Madagascar rosewood.
In appointments, the OMC-28M Laurence Juber Custom Edition continues the vintage elements that made the OMC-28 Laurence Jubers such hits. The modified V-shape neck of genuine mahogany is carved with a 1930s-style diamond volute and solid square tapered headstock. The polished headplate of Madagascar rosewood sports the tradition gold foil C.F. Martin decal as well as Waverly nickel plated open geared tuners with "old style" nickel butterbean knobs.
Martin's famous flawless gloss lacquer finish protects the body and neck, accented by aging toner on the top to enhance the OMC-28M's vintage style. In keeping with Laurence Juber's fingerstyle playing, no pickguard sullies its beautiful face. The OMC-28M Laurence Juber Signature Edition may be ordered with a sunburst finish and factory electronics as extra-cost options: Left-handed instruments are available by special order at no additional cost. Delivered in a vintage-inspired Geib™ style hardshell case, each Martin OMC-28M Laurence Juber Signature Edition guitar bears an interior label personally signed by Laurence Juber and Martin Chairman C.F. Martin IV, and numbered in sequence.
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