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The prototype OM-XX was such a success we couldn't resist building another.......and here it is......A Sitka Spruce top with African Bubinga back and sides......great sounding and playing instrument with it's own unique tone.  This guitar is equipped with a K&K pickup and I must works REALLY well with this design.  Tim Ryan had an evening out with it (playing with Rob Quist) and the tone was superb with no feedback problems.  These guitars sound so good.......more to come.

OM-XXAfrican Bubinga & Macassar Ebony

Not exactly a traditional OM........This OM sized guitar I call the OM-XX because of a totally new designed soundboard bracing.  It is a double X and it really works......a different form of bracing for the treble side AND the bass side....... it really allows the tone to jump out.  This is the first prototype and it was such a success we are already well into the next one.  This guitar is built with Butternut back & sides and a Sitka Spruce top (trimmed with African Padauk).......the next one is African Bubinga back and sides & will be ready soon.

The new OM-XX


Planet Waves tuners

Sitka soundboard





Built to be the BEST and most desirable of OM style steel string guitars.  This instrument was built especially for the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation (  Back and sides are "old school" straight grain, perfectly quartersawn Brazilian Rosewood.  The soundboard is Engelmann Spruce  harvested from high elevation in British Columbia, Canada.  All wood bindings (Purpleheart and Maple) with Green Abalone Rosette and Purfling compliment the Chocolate Brazilian Rosewood.  Contact Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation for purchasing this one of a kind beauty.

Florentine Cutaway

Brazilian Rosewood

OM-SP Cutaway

Crown of the Continent/Montana

BC Canadian Engelmann Spruce



This is a very interesting guitar in the fact that it is made from rather ordinary woods.  The top is Montana White Pine, back and sides are Paradise Butternut also called White Walnut.  Somewhat of an experiment to see what we could come up with as far as tone......turned out a very sweet instrument, very playable with crisp, lively tone.  Let us build an OM for you.....and you choose the woods.

White Pine top sounds great!

Paradise Butternut (White Walnut)



This particular OM-SP has Canarywood back, sides and neck.  The soundboard is Engelmann Spruce from inland British Columbia.  Built especially for Rob Quist, one of the members of the Mission Mountain Wood Band, it is equiped with a K&K sound Power Mix pickup system. An awesome sounding and very playable instrument.  We do mostly custom orders so please e-mail (or call us)  and we can talk about your dream guitar.

Engelmann Spruce OM

Bindings are Purpleheart and Maple.Canarywood OM

You choose your woods



The SP stands for special and this myrtlewood back, sides and neck with a western red cedar top and accented with purpleheart is a special guitar.  Tim Ryan a Montana country singer gone Nashville loves his sitka spruce, black walnut version.  This guitar is a little bit smaller than a dreadnought (15” x 19” body) and wonderfully playable and beautiful tone.

OM-SP Front

OM-SP Back





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