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Martin OM 20th Century Limited Edition Orchestra Acoustic Guitar Natural


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A handcrafted acoustic guitar celebrating 1930's innovation.

The Martin OM 20th Century limited edition acoustic guitar pays tribute to the elegant passenger train of the same name with its intricate Art Deco-inspired inlays. This unique, limited-edition acoustic guitar features hide glue construction and a Sitka spruce top with VTS for superior vintage tone reminiscent of Martin's "Golden Era" in the 1930s when their instruments revolutionized music. The back and sides are Guatemalan rosewood, providing rich resonance to complete the recipe for exquisite tone. With its ornate custom inlays throughout the guitar including the fingerboard, bridge, headstock and pickguard, the OM 20th Century limited edition is a work of art celebrating the marriage of form and function. As the perfect finishing touch, each guitar comes with a custom, handcrafted railroad-inspired watch from renowned Pennsylvania watchmaker RGM. Only 20 of these magnificent guitars exist worldwide, making the OM 20th Century limited edition a highly exclusive masterpiece.

Hide Glue Construction and Spruce Top Give Superior Vintage Tone

This handcrafted acoustic guitar utilizes traditional hide glue construction techniques and a Sitka spruce top, providing the foundation for the phenomenal vintage tone reminiscent of Martin's "Golden Era" in the 1930s. The spruce top is enhanced with Martin's Vintage Tone System (VTS) for optimized resonance across the tonal spectrum. You'll love the crystal clear trebles, balanced midrange and rich bass that make every chord shine. The hide glue construction allows the wood to vibrate freely, further enhancing the full-bodied tone.

Resonant Guatemalan Rosewood Back and Sides

The back and sides are constructed from beautiful Guatemalan rosewood, prized for its rich tonal properties that add warmth and resonance to the sound. Together with the spruce top, the rosewood back and sides generate complex overtones that ring out with sweet, singing sustain. The rosewood's deep chocolate hues accentuate the Art Deco-inspired inlays for a striking visual esthetic. The wood's resonant properties let your music shine.

Intricate Art Deco-Inspired Inlays Throughout

This acoustic guitar is embellished with custom Art Deco-inspired inlays celebrating 1930s design. The fingerboard and headstock feature mother-of-pearl inlays in an intricate Art Deco pattern. The bridge and pickguard are adorned with multi-stripe inlays and the rosette is a custom multi-stripe inlay. The guitar expresses the sleek styling and innovative spirit of the 1930s with its ornate appointments. The inlays are expertly crafted to enhance the vintage vibe.

Custom RGM Railroad-Inspired Watch Included

Each OM 20th Century limited edition guitar comes with a custom railroad-inspired watch handcrafted by RGM, an acclaimed Pennsylvania watchmaker. The watch pays tribute to the elegant 20th Century Limited passenger train and complements the guitar's Art Deco theme. With the watch included, this guitar truly encapsulates the innovation and design of the 1930s. Only 20 will be built, making this set incredibly exclusive.

  • Back material: Guatemalan rosewood 
  • Side material: Guatemalan rosewood
  • Top material: Sitka spruce
  • Neck shape: Vintage deluxe
  • Neck taper: Standard taper
  • Neck material: Genuine mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4”
  • Material: Ebony
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Mother of pearl
  • Nut width: 1-3/4”
  • Bridge type: Modern pyramid- drop in saddle
  • Bridge material: Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Waverly gold open back
  • Case: Hardshell case


  • Guatemalan rosewood back and sides
  • Ebony fingerboard, bridge and headplate
  • Scalloped and tapered bracing
  • 25.4" scale length