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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:20 am 
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I was at the guitar makers connection yesterday picking up some stuff. Huge thanks to Gail, as always she was extremely helpful. I also went down to the martin factory and decided to take the tour. I got these pics of an authentic getting the finishing touches on the braces.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:18 am 
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Hey it must have been you that she was with when I called yesterday to place an order. It must have been a big one because she never called back:)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:23 am 
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that top is a 000 or OM
note the 1 in bridge plate a Dred would be slightly different shape and 1 3/4 in plate.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:48 am 
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You're right John, I misjudged the shape because of those alignment ears on the waist. I'll edit the title, thanks for the heads up. Tim, it was probably me, I was there from about 12:40-1:30. They are pretty backed up there, they've been short handed for the past couple of months and will be for a few weeks more.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:37 pm 
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I noticed this is written on the top.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:28 pm 
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Possibly 000 torrified for the OM-28 authentic '31? The man doing the braces said it was an authentic top.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:52 pm 
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Great shots... going to make 000 just like this.... trying to see if the scalloping on the lower x braces are symmetrical on the bass side vs the treble side... or if the base side has a deeper cut to it? Did u happen to notice? I can't quite see any difference in these pics.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:10 pm 
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I didn't have time to examine it too closely, the guide had already moved on by the time i was able to get close enough to photo. I would have loved to have spent some time examining it and taking measurements.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:43 pm 
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I'm sure if they let you take measurements you'd have to buy the guitar at full price....
Thanks Chuck, for the pics, well done... T


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:45 am 
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here is a top from a 1931 era OM that uses very similar bracing
viewtopic.php?f=54&t=5424&p=24596&hilit=1931+top#p24596

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