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2007 Snowwis OM-28 Brazillian / Adirondack

Built by luthier George Simmons while in tenure at Jim Merrill's shop, this OM-28 is very cleanly built and accurately designed. Beautiful red spruce top mated with dark and rich Brazilian rosewood back and sides, classic pre-war style 28 trimmings, scalloped braces and small maple bridge plate. Soft V early 1930's neck carve with 1-3/4" nut; 25.4" scale. Waverly tuning machines, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay with mother-of-pearl inlay, bone nut and saddle, slotted diamond fingerboard inlays, ivoroid bridge pins, and tortoise-celluloid rosette.

The guitar is lightly built and has that classic dark, resonant, powerful, fundamental OM voice that so many of us die for. The treble notes are robust and soft-edged while basses are clear, bold, and very present. Mid-range is full and musical; and the guitar very much offers that piano-like sustain and expansiveness that is the hallmark of a truly great guitar.

In excellent condition, the guitar is completely crack free and shows only the lightest playwear. Frets are virtually unworn, finish shows only a few very small dings, and the instrument has been set-up by us.

George Simmons isn't a household name in OM-28 circles, but his Snowwis OM-28 proves his merits. Here's an excellent opportunity to buy a world-class Brazilian/Adirondack OM at a very reasonable price.

We apologize, but we cannot ship this guitar to destinations outside of Canada. This instrument was built after 1992, and does not qualify for CITES documentation as such.



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