The OM-28E honors one of Martin’s most celebrated 14-fret models. Built from Martin’s precious supply of East Indian rosewood and married to an extraordinary Sitka spruce top, this OM-28E’s comfortably reduced Orchestra body packs plenty of body, bold bass, and clear, sparkling highs — all balanced to perfection. A black ebony fingerboard and matching bridge complete the picture.
This latest OM-28E features Martin’s High Performance Taper neck profile for greater comfort and precision, as well as an aged-toner finish and butterbean knobs for an heirloom look. Onboard LR Baggs electronics deliver the natural tone of your instrument into an amp or sound system.
Martin’s celebrated Orchestra body style
There’s no question that Martin’s original Orchestra model has been one of the most influential acoustic guitar styles in modern music history. From its bold herringbone inlays to its hand-selected bone nut and saddle, the OM-28E does more than merely capture the spirit of the original. When you pick up the Martin OM-28E, it’s like stepping back in guitar history.
Timeless tone from spruce-topped rosewood
You just can’t beat the sound of solid spruce and solid genuine rosewood. For such an affordable guitar, the Martin OM-28E spares no expense on its tonewoods. You’ll love the crisp sound of the OM-28E’s solid East-Indian rosewood back and sides, and they look fantastic. What’s more, the OM-28E is topped with solid Sitka spruce, adding rich and mellow overtones. Take it from the Sweetwater crew — the Martin OM-28E delivers the tone and playability you want in an acoustic guitar!
Slimmer, easier-playing neck
Martin’s Modified Low Oval mahogany neck with High Performance Taper delivers a new level of performance in the latest OM-28E. Technical players will enjoy greater speed and accuracy, while strummers will enjoy greater comfort as the night rolls along.
Onboard LR Baggs Anthem electronics
The feedback-fighting, natural-sounding LR Baggs Anthem pickup with Tru Mic technology is the result of over 30 years of research and advancement. This hybrid pickup system reproduces the natural tone of your OM-28E into an amp or sound system cleanly, clearly, and with full dynamics. Volume, Mix, and Phase controls nestle inside the soundhole for easy fingertip access. The Mix control allows you to blend between the augmented mic and under-saddle pickup to further dial in your sound.
Matchless Martin craftsmanship
The OM-28E’s glued dovetail neck joint maximizes tonal transfer between the body and neck and promises greater stability as the guitar ages. The benefits here are evident the first time you hold the OM-28E in your hands. Chords ring out rich and true, and melodies take on a sweet, woody sound. Meanwhile, Martin’s scalloped X-bracing enhances resonance in the 28E’s lower bout, adding punch and balance to the comfortable Orchestra shape.