If you missed “My First Dream Guitar“, the significance of these three guitars are:
- The Martin D-18 dreadnought was a guitar I wished I could own when I was a teen and didn’t know any better. A great guitar for flat pickers but it didn’t suit my style or preferences.
- When I eventually got around to buying a nice acoustic guitar the choice quickly came down to either the Taylor 714ce or the Martin OM-28. Although it was such a close call that I’m sure I would have been equally happy with either, I in fact chose the OM-28.
|Type / Shape||Dreadnought||Grand Auditorium||Orchestra Model|
|top wood||Sitka Spruce||Western Red Cedar||Sitka Spruce|
|wood back & sides||Solid Mahogany||Indian Rosewood||Indian Rosewood|
|fingerboard||East Indian Rosewood||Ebony||Ebony|
|nut width (inches)||1 11/16||1 3/4||1 3/4|
|fret where neck joins body||14||14||14|
|scale length (inches)||25.4||25 1/2||25.4|
|scale length (mm)||645||648||645|
|lower bout width (inches)||15 5/8||16||15|
|depth (inches)||4 7/8||4 5/8||4 1/8|
|body length (inches)||20||20||19 3/8|
|length overall (inches)||40 1/2||41||39 3/16|