OMC Soloist 10053
The OMC Soloist 10121 shipped to Eddies Guitars on July 25, 2023.
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”.
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Our most popular body size – and probably the second-most popular acoustic guitar worldwide – it’s no coincidence that the “Orchestra Model” appeals equally to fingerstyle players and flatpickers, thanks to its unparalleled combination of balance, presence, power and comfortable playability. It wasn’t always that way. Once relegated to the history books, the OM began a slow resurgence in the mid 1980s after Schoenberg Guitars, co-founded by Dana, teamed up with C.F. Martin to introduce the first production-made OM since the 1930s.
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