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Pre-War Guitars / OM18 / 2021 / Guitar For Sale

Between the crazy delivery time (yes, this one was ordered in January 2019, and received at the end of March 2021 … that’s it …) and the quality and authenticity of the manufacture and the finish, we understand that Pre-War Guitars has in recent years become the best of high-end acoustic instruments and the most sought-after brand of folk artists and Bluegrass musicians.

his OM is derived from an OM-18 from the late 1930s, and features a mahogany back and sides with superb cut and grain and veining. The top is Adirondack spruce top and again, the cut is perfect, with a little wide veins, but ultimately typical of the top of the time. The varnish and the finish are superb, patinated, and thanks to Aging Level 1, the instrument seems to come straight from the 40s, with weather checks, small marks, traces of play, but no blow or obviously cracks. The Adirondack bracing is roasted and the whole instrument is built according to the principle of Hot Hide Glue, animal protein glue, typical of that used for centuries and until shortly after the WWII, and quietly replaced by synthetic glue. Going back to many basics, Pre-War Guitars provides one of the best, and probably still the only brand really focused on the manufacture of the 30s and 40s.

Soundwise, well, no bullshit, it’s crazy. Hyper woody, very open, with beautiful and musical mids, but above all an astonishing balance between these very ample mids and woody tones, and the bass, round, deep and precise. This OM is a marvel of OM and will know how to do everything, even muscular strumming, and as the instrument is new, not yet opened, a few hours, weeks, months of play, and it will be a bomb !!!

Comes with its original Harptone case and warranty documents

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LEADMUSIC opened in 2002. After years of playing music in several bands and managing a music shop here in Geneva, I decided it was time to get the best gear around and offer that to professional musicians aswell. It’s been a few years now since I don’t work alone anymore and it’s our promise to you that we will get you the highest quality at the best price possible while offering you exceptional customer service.

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