OMC - New Specs
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pinstripe of the purfling.
A different look and tone below with
this Custom OMC in Bearclaw European Spruce and
Figured Mahogany with optional long pattern Squares & Diamonds
and Optional Ebony belly bridge. (Note: Bearclaw is not
standard on every OMC).
"Many years ago, Eric
Schoenberg dreamed about having an OM with a cutaway styled after the Selmer Maccaferri guitar. I drew up something that he liked and started building, but found that I wasn't able, at the time, to make such a tight bend in the side! So I gave up and substituted the much rounder version that I still use today."
The OM is already a small guitar. It's unique sound results from the ratio between it's 25.5" scale length, the surface area of its soundboard, and the volume of it's air cavity. The addition of a cutaway, therefore, is no small consideration. Harmonizing beautifully with the classic curves of the original OM outline, Dana's solution offers three additional frets of accessibility while minimally altering the OM's critical proportions.
The standard OMC with a European spruce top is a fingerpicker's dream.
(Sitka and Adirondack spruce tops are also offered as popular options.) The OMC is simply and elegantly appointed with East Indian Rosewood back and sides,
a wood rosette, Short patterned Squares and diamonds inlay, Ebony
pyramid bridge, tortoiseshell binding and gold Waverly tuners.
Sean Watkins, of Nickel Creek, used his Bourgeois OMC to record most of the cuts on his CD,
Let It Fall. The solo guitar piece, "Cloudbreak", is an excellent example of what the OMC is all about. An audio clip of
"Cloudbreak" can be found on the Let It Fall page of the website, www.sugarhillrecords.com. Check it out!
Except as noted, all
Bourgeois models include the following features:
25.5" Scale Length, One piece Mahogany Neck, Bone Nut &
Saddle, Ebony Fretboard & Bridge, High Gloss Body and Satin Neck
Finish, Mother of Pearl Bourgeois headstock inlay, Bourgeois Premium
Tortoiseshell style pickguard, Ivoroid Bridge and Ed Pins, Deluxe
Hardshell Case and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. A variety of
optional tonewoods, appointments, hardware and finishes are also
are available at one of our fine retailers.
||Tortoise with Soloist purflings
Squares & Diamonds
2 5/16" spacing.
Waverly/ ebony buttons
||Premium Tor-tis pickguard.
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