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OOO / OM Orchestral Model~
Dimensions ~
Body Length: 19.5"
Width of Upper Bout: 11.5"
Width of Lower Bout: 15.5"
Body Depth at neck: 3.75"
Body Depth at End: 4.75"

The following elements are standard but all are customizable at no charge

​Scale Length: 25.5" (OM) or 25" (000)

Frets to the body: 14 (OM) or 12 (000)

Nut width: 1.75", or custom

​Fingerboard at 12th Fret - 2.25"

String spacing at bridge: 2.25"
The OOO or OM (Orchestral Model) is the quintessential fingerstyle shape and the most versatile guitar body. Introduced in the early 1930's, the OOO (12 frets to the body) and the OM (same shape with 14 frets to the body)  combine  a  large lower bout for a full and powerful drive with a tighter waist then the Dreadnought thus achieving  a more focused midrange and less boomy bottom end.  While the OOO OM is the perfect guitar for clear and delicately articulated fingerstyle passages it is also an excellent guitar for strumming and hard picking or for any type of acoustic sound. Each top is hand selected for stiffness and voiced with carefully scalloped  braces to achieve a truly responsive guitar. 

Details of  custom elements can be found in Options

Standard features include:
~ Any top tonewood, voiced with scalloped bracing.
~ Most back/side material- up charge for high end exotics such as  Brazilian Rosewood.
~ Honduran mahogany neck with two way truss rod.
~ Wooden bindings throughout (Ebony, Cocobolo, Rosewood, Curly Koa, Curly Maple).
~ Purflings mitered with binding throughout.
~ Custom nut/neck width and string spacing no charge.​
​~ Tuners: Waverlys, Gotoh 510's or custom.

~ Custom decorative elements such as rosettes, end grafts and inlays, please inquire.