Pre-War OM-Indian Shaded Top


Yesterday's New Guitar

The perfect all purpose guitar. The slightly longer scale length of the OM leds itself to a bit more bark and bite. For flat-pickers and finger-pickers, solo players and ensemble gigs this could very well be the one. Every tone rings out. It is articulate and loud. And it feels like it is 60 years old.

This is close as it get's to a real vintage guitar from the 1930's. Pre War builds reproductions of Martins and Gibsons from the 1930's and 1940's. On this dreadnought Pre-War nails both the looks and tone of an old Martin. The guitar has been aged to look like it has been on the road for many years. Played over and over. And somehow Pre-War managed to age the tone as well. It that very woody, dry and warm tone. If you are looking for vintage tone and vibe this is definitely a guitar to consider.

+ Fully set-up at our workshop

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+ Guitar ships within 2 days

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The perfect replica of an old dreadnought cannon. It has a big bark and lot's of warmth as well. It's chords are sweet and single notes shine like diamonds. Whether play in a duo or a full band, the tone will through loud and clear. What is old is new again....step into this time machine with this Pre War OM.

Pre War utilizes hot hide glue for all of the bracing as well as in their perfectly fit traditional dovetail neck joints. They use Torrefied tops and hand carved Torrefied brace wood for it's dry-aged tone. What you get is a guitar with the soul, sound, and look of a well-loved vintage instrument, but with the price, adjust-ability, and reliability of a modern guitar.



  • Distress level 3
  • Shaded top finish
  • Scale length: 25.4”
  • Honduran Mahogany neck w/two way truss rod
  • Standard 1937 "C" to "V" neck shape.
  • Back and sides material: Old Growth East Indian Rose wood
  • Top material: Torrefied Adirondack spruce
  • Fretboard and bridge material: Ebony
  • Neck width at nut: Vintage spec, 1 ¾”
  • Neck width at body joint/bridge spacing: Vintage spec2 5/16”
  • Binding material: Tortois
  • Bridge pins: Ebony Un-slotted
  • Nut and saddle: Bone
  • Harptone Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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