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Old 03-22-2018, 02:15 AM
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Default Incoming Bagnasco&Casati 1930 OM-42 replica

This project is very meaningful and incredible one!

In the Great Depression, C.F. Martin & Co. developed ‘OM’(Orchestra Model), one of the Iconic Models in the steel-string guitar history. 11 Prototypes were built in the late 1929 and the official production began and released the guitars in 1930. Style 18, 28, 42, 45 and 45 Deluxe were listed in the lineup. However, a very limited amount of the style 40ish OMs was built due to the economic crisis. OM-42 became the most limited Pre-War OMs counted because they built only 2. We’re trying to replicate one of the originals with the owner’s permission.

Starting with another old growth BRW set from 1940s



The same spec and size as the original rosette



I can't wait to see more from B&C!

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A California collector I will call Dave O. Had the better of the two original OM 42 guitars. It was sold and he started looking for 1930 OM 45s. I played them both. One was good; the other was great. Tony McManus came through town and played it. Next time I saw him he asked if my friend still had it an declared it the finest Martin he had ever played.

No was my answer. It was sold to get one of the 14 1930 OM45 Deluxes which I didn't get to play, only to hold. Dave never showed it to me after he bought it.

Last time I talked to Dave O., he had two OM 45s again.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:22 PM
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A California collector I will call Dave O. Had the better of the two original OM 42 guitars. It was sold and he started looking for 1930 OM 45s. I played them both. One was good; the other was great. Tony McManus came through town and played it. Next time I saw him he asked if my friend still had it an declared it the finest Martin he had ever played.

No was my answer. It was sold to get one of the 14 1930 OM45 Deluxes which I didn't get to play, only to hold. Dave never showed it to me after he bought it.

Last time I talked to Dave O., he had two OM 45s again.
Hi, M Sarad

Thank you for sharing your experience with those original OM-42s.
I don't personally know the current owner or owners of the OM-42s. We are so thankful that the current owner is allowing us to do this project!

Sounds awesome to know how Tony McManus declared~

Cheers!

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Old 03-29-2018, 09:37 PM
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Hi, folks

With the current owner's permission, We would like to share some photos of the OM-42 we are replicating~

It is hard to believe that the condition of this guitar is still great without any repair jobs. We are replicating this beauty inch by inch!

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Close up Front


Close up Back


looking forward to seeing more progression of this build!

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This one will be progressed more after 1937 D-28 Replica. B&C has worked on a few stuff though.

Full shot of BRW Back


The rosette has been done.


The braces have been glued to the top so far.


Slow but it is going OK~ More photos later!

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Alan,

Did you notice the grain spacing on the original top? Its reversed, compared to today's [standards] of placing the narrower grain lines in the center of the top. The original's top, pictured above, has the wider grain in the center.




I've seen this done on countless vintage martins and Gibsons yet players might freak out if its done that way today. Oh, how times have changed ... I bet that old OM sounds fantastic though.
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That BRZ is to die for.
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That BRZ is to die for.
Indeed~ So hard to find these with proper documentation. But BRW on your original 1930 OM-28 must be a lot better than these~
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Indeed~ So hard to find these with proper documentation. But BRW on your original 1930 OM-28 must be a lot better than these~
the woods aren't as high quality. But I'm satisfied in the Martin department until forever I think!
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Now the Back & Side is done!


Waiting for the top to be glued~


Slowly progressing!
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Everything about that is breathtaking.
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Beautiful work from these two, as always. Thanks for sharing the build process with us.

Andrea and Alessio are good friends. I try to visit them whenever I'm in Italy and I've had the pleasure of welcoming them and their families into my home here in the States.
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Everything about that is breathtaking.
Thank you, Juston! I love this project so much~

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Beautiful work from these two, as always. Thanks for sharing the build process with us.

Andrea and Alessio are good friends. I try to visit them whenever I'm in Italy and I've had the pleasure of welcoming them and their families into my home here in the States.
John, I Can't agree more! Great folks with amazing craftsmanship! B&C also did a fantastic job on a replica of your Banner SJ!
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Gotta love the Classics....
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