OM-45 Guitar #12 50


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This gorgeous instrument, SN# 12 50, was built in October of 2007. As the pictures attest, the ziricote back and sides are set off front, back, and sides with abalone purfling. A red spruce top brings the sound to life, and a Fishman undersaddle transducer can make it louder still, if you so choose.

This instrument has: a wenge fretboard and bridge; ziricote headplate; bone nut and saddle; 1-11/16" nut width; 25.4" scale length; Schaller open-back tuners; Tortis pickguard; abalone torch peghead inlay; abalone snowflakes-and-diamonds position markers; ivoroid celluloid binding on body, fretboard, and headstock.

The sound of this instrument is full and balanced, with a beautiful, sweet, balanced tone and tons of resonance. Quite simply, the owner of this guitar has more Skipper instruments than he knows what to do with, so he's thinning the herd to make room for more. He's asking $4,000; if I were to build this guitar for you today, you'd pay twice that.

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