Fine Hand-made Guitars
The B000 and OM Guitars
This page provides the details on the B000 and OM guitars (Size 000 and OM style) and shows you some examples of this size guitar.
OM and 000 are the same body the only difference is
the scale: 000 has the 24.9-inch "short"
scale and the OM has the 25.4-inch "dreadnought" scale (this is true for Martin OMs and 000s
as well). The shorter scale is more comfortable to play for most people: it requires less force
to fret the strings.)
000s and OMs continue to have a well-deserved popularity: Big sound but more more comfortable
to hold and play than a D, great for fingerstyle or strumming.
Here's a B000 in Engelmann spruce and figured koa:
Here's a left-handed B000 in western red cedar and Indian rosewood with a lot of donkey shell
and mother of pearl bling and curly koa binding.
Here's one in curly redwood and curly claro walnut ( I have lots more of this redwood and walnut, cut from the
Here is a cutaway B000 in Sitka spruce and flamed claro walnut:
Here is a cutaway OM in Adirondack spruce and Brazilian rosewood:
Basic specification of the B000 and OM guitar:
|Scale Length:||24.9 (OM: 25.4)|
|Frets clear of the body:||14|
|Width at lower bouts:||15.25|
|Width at upper bouts:||11.75|
|Body depth at tail:||4.15|
|Dimension||B1||B0||B00||B000||OM||GA||D||Martin 0||Martin 00||Martin 000||Martin D|
|Frets clear of the body:||12||12||12||14||14||14||14||12||12||14||14|
|Width at lower bouts:||13.00||13.75||14.50||15.25||15.25||15.63||15.63||13.50||14.31||15.00||15.63|
|Width at upper bouts:||9.25||9.88||10.60||11.75||11.75||11.62||11.50|
|Body depth at tail:||4.15||4.25||4.30||4.15||4.15||4.50||4.88||4.19||4.06||4.13||4.88|
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