This guitar is a cutaway model that has a fast and comfortable 14 fret Performing Artist profile neck and the Fishman™ F1 Analog onboard electronics. With more tonal color and variety, this model is perfect for any performing artist.
The Martin Guitar Company actually invented the Orchestra Model body guitar shape with it's 14 frets back in the early 1900s. What's more, it was specifically built to use steel strings. The OM had a larger body than the prior standard concert sized, 12 fret models Martin had been known for. This new OM had a way of cutting through to be being picked up through the bandstand microphones of the day. Soon, all the dance orchestras began to replace the banjo that had been their go-to rhythm instrument up until then with this powerful and new Martin body style.
The Sitka spruce comes from the coastal rainforests of Alaska and Canada and is the tonewood standard for the modern era of acoustic guitar tops. It’s used with nearly all of the guitars that C.F. Martin & Company makes. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from fingerpicking to aggressive strumming and flatpicking.
As for the OMCPA4 body wood - sapele is very consistent and balanced across the tonal spectrum, so it works with a diverse range of playing styles. Although it’s most comparable to mahogany tonally, its higher density tends to produce a slightly brighter sound with more top "air".