Martin - OMC Cherry Electro-Acoustic Guitar review
Review Date: Wednesday 8th of April 2009 03:36:59 PM
Last Updated: Wednesday 16th of December 2009 03:31:14 PM
Reviewed By: Jerry Unwins
Review – The OMC Cherry Electro acoustic by Martin.has.Built in Anti Feedback facility and matrix pickups,built with the enviroment in mind.
This OMC has a distinctive sound. The maple in the
build lends that typical, slightly restrained sense of headroom in the
dynamics, yet volume and projection are generous in a folk-size
context, particularly the warmly resonant bottom end that provides a
rewardingly firm footing. The guitar's overriding unplugged strength is
its purity of tone – clean, open and very smoothly delivered.
Ellipse system has plenty of gain and replicates the acoustic sound
well when fired up. The low end can dominate slightly, not through any
undersaddle imbalance but simply because of the guitar's inherent
richness. However, this is easily tempered by selecting the appropriate
combination of phase and bass-switch settings. Blending in images is
effective for introducing mic-like ambiences, though a little goes a
long way before the results start sounding artificial, at least in a
live situation. As I've remarked before about the Ellipse Aura, most of
us are likely to be perfectly content with the undersaddle alone. Keep
things simple, I say.
The OMC Cherry is not only a highly enjoyable fingerstyle performer that’s beautifully put together, it offers a visual persona distinct from Martin’s more mainstream mahogany and rosewood-backed OMs, adding an engaging element of individuality. If you bought one, who could blame you for feeling just a bit smug for helping to save the planet – or some endangered trees, anyway.
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