Our best-selling model of 2017, the Atkin OM is for many players a “desert island” guitar – if they had to pick just one, this is the one that can do it all!
The OM, or “Orchestra Model” combines a full scale length with a slightly scaled down body – it is narrower and shallower than a “D” style guitar like our White Rice or Essential D. The challenge for all OM builders is to allow for a rich, commanding bass in spite of the the smaller, more ergonomic body, and our hand-scalloped bracing and torrified select Sitka top allows us to make this a reality.
Our OM is popular with fingerstyle guitar players, but in truth it’s a great all-rounder and suits singer-songwriters and folk artists as well.
We’ve departed in several ways from the classic pre-war style: A larger top dome, our lifetime-guaranteed neck/body joint, and a two-way truss rod are among the changes, so this isn’t a historical reproduction, but a modern British-made guitar with heaps of mojo!
The OM37 is available in two finish options:
Gloss: Our flat high-gloss nitro finish creates a beautiful flat shine that lets the character of the wood and sunburst through. Just like a new “out of the box” pre-war guitar. Model: OM37
Relic: Featuring a cracked finish top, light staining and ageing on the binding, and a vintage patina, Alister’s relic finishes are totally unique in the acoustic guitar world – warm to the touch and still responsive. Model: OM37-R
Update: Now all OM37’s ship with CITES documentation ensuring ease of travel. This relates to the use of Indian Rosewood which is still used in sustainable quantities under CITES restrictions.
- Top:Torrified Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides:East Indian Rosewood (CITES Certified)
- Backstrip:Zipper Style
- Fingerboard Radius:16-inch
- Truss Rod:Two-Way (Soundhole Adjust)
- Headstock overlay:East Indian Rosewood (Cites Certified)
- Logo:Atkin Decal
- Binding:Grained Ivoroid
- Bracing:Pre-war scalloped bracing
- lacquer finish:Age toned relic gloss nitrocellulose
- Nut & Saddle:Bone
- Tuners:Nickel Gotoh
- Side dot fingerboard markers:White Celluloid
- Fret Markers:Mother of Pearl
- Case:Atkin Oxblood
- Body Length:19 1/4"
- Body Depth:4 1/8"
- Lower bout width:15"
- Total Length:39 1//2"
- Scale Length:25.4"
- Nut Width:1 11/16"