1993 Martin OM-40LE Prototype Acoustic Guitar

Sale price$499.99


The OM-40LE was a very limited run of 86 instruments offered by Martin in 1994. The run broke down to 57 produced in Natural, 29 produced in Sunburst. These guitars displayed some very intricate inlay work including double bound abalone binding around the top, double abalone bound sound hole, abalone Martin logo, abalone snowflake inlayed ebony button machines as well as abalone Snowflake and Cats Eye inlays on the ebony fretboard. These forward scalloped X Braced Premium Spruce toped / Indian rosewood boxes project more like a dreadnought than an orchestra model yet maintain amazing definition. Just an amazing small run of guitars that has all the visual class, craftsmanship, tone and projection you could ever desire from a Martin instrument. 

This very special example is the prototype constructed by the Martin factory in 1993 to introduce the run, even bearing a tag inside the sound hole stating " Production Prototype, This Instrument Is Not for Sale". This guitar has never been owned or circulated. It comes straight from the Martin factory private reserves locker! As one could surely imagine, a company like Martin would certainly put their best foot forward when introducing such an amazing, limited  run of guitars. This instrument is proof of that! The selection, quality and color of the woods used to construct this fine guitar coupled with the playability, tone and projection make this instrument a must have for any guitar collector or Martin enthusiast. Comes complete with original hardshell case. This instrument does not include a Martin factory warranty. Please email or call with any questions. 

Standard Specifications

General Info

Brand: Martin
Model: OM-40LE
Color: 1935 Style Dark Sunburst
Serial: Prototype / 535162
Weight: 4lbs 4 oz
Condition: Near Mint



Top Material: Premium Spruce 
Back and Sides Material: Indian Rosewood 
Finish: Nitrocellulose



Material: Mahogany
Finish: Nitrocellulose 
Fingerboard Material/Radius: 12"
Frets (Number and Size): 20, Vintage Style 
Inlays: Snowflake / Cats Eye
Nut (Material and Width): 1.75"
Scale Length: 25.5"

Soft V



Pickups:  No
Pickup Switching: N/A
Controls: N/A



Tuning Machines: Gold  / Solid Ebony  / Abalone Snowflake  
Bridge: Solid Ebony
Pickguard:  Tortoise 
Control Knobs: N/A
Hardware Finish: Gold



Original Hardshell Case

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