With the new Essential OM, we’re offering 100% Atkin tone – stripped down to the bare essentials!
The Essential OM offers 100% Atkin tone – stripped down to the bare essentials! Each Essential OM sports a North American Sitka spruce top and braced with pre-war scalloped bracing, all of which is baked in house here at Atkin. Mahogany back and sides are complimented by a lightweight mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard
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 smaller, more ergonomic body, and our hand-scalloped bracing and torrified select Sitka top allows us to make this a reality.
This isn’t a slavish vintage copy though: 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 Essential OM is available in two finish options, ‘Aged’ and ‘Mirror’.
|Top||Baked Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides||Mahogany|
|Headstock Overlay||Santos Rosewood|
|Truss Rod||Dual Action|
|Lacquer Finish||Aged Thin Gloss Nitrocellulose|
|Nut & Saddle||Bone|
|Side Dot Fretboard Markers||Silver|
|Fret Markers||MOP - Dots|
|Case||Atkin Hard Shell|
|Body Depth||4 7/8"|
|Lower Bout Width||15 5/8"|
|Total Length||40 1/4"|
|Nut Width||1 11/16"|