Soloist

The original Cutaway OM

An innovation that started a revolution.

It started with a request from guitarist Eric Schoenberg, who had been dreaming of an OM with a soft, minimalist cutaway. Dana built prototypes, later partnered with Eric to found Schoenberg Guitars, then worked closely with C.F. Martin to co-produce the Schoenberg Soloist, the first cutaway guitar to come out of Martin’s fabled Nazareth workshop. Perhaps more importantly, the original Soloist helped re-launch the long-forgotten OM, now the world’s second most popular steel-string guitar. Our Soloist Features Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, Ziricote binding and 1920s-style Pyramid Bridge – otherwise sparsely adorned save for Dana’s trademark slotted triangle heel inlay. Few guitars lay stronger claim to the term “Modern Classic”. 

Available Body Shapes

Instrument Details
Top Wood: Italian Spruce
Back Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Rosette: Wood - Rings
Purfling: Soloist
Head Veneer: Madagascar Rosewood - Mother of Pearl Logo
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony Pyramid - 2 5/16"
Neck: Honduran Mahogany - Square Headstock
Tuners: Waverly Gold with Ebony Buttons
Pins: Bone - Black Dots
Finish: Standard - High Gloss
Nut Width: 1 3/4”
Scale Length: 25 1/2" Long Scale
Body Binding: Ziricote
Fretboard Inlay: Abalone Slotted Squares & Diamonds
Fretboard Binding: Black