Essential OM

Style: OM | Series: Essential

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’.

Specifications

TopBaked Sitka Spruce
Back & SidesMahogany
NeckMahogany
BackstripEbony
Headstock OverlaySantos Rosewood
LogoAtkin Decal
Truss RodDual Action
FretboardEbony
BridgeEbony
RosetteBlack/White/Black
PurflingBlack/White/Black
BindingTortoiseshell
BracingPre-war scalloped
Lacquer FinishAged Thin Gloss Nitrocellulose
Nut & SaddleBone
TunersNickel Gotoh
Side Dot Fretboard MarkersSilver
Fret MarkersMOP - Dots
CaseAtkin Hard Shell

Dimensions

Body Length20"
Body Depth4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width15 5/8"
Total Length40 1/4"
Scale Length25.4"
Nut Width1 11/16"

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Options

Adirondack Soundboard
All Black
Black Front
Fishman Matrix
Front Sunburst
Whole Sunburst