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« Reply #80 on: December 20, 2009, 05:14:35 AM »

Photo number three is priceless.
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« Reply #81 on: December 20, 2009, 08:10:34 PM »

I see what you mean Bill, as Danny said they may have changed the specs, or used what they had in stock? Mine is actually an '07 model, so its specs may not be the same as the current ones. The saddle I took out of it had an opaque tint to it and didnt have the same texture as bone. The nut however looks like its bone.  The change in tone also leads me to believe the original wasnt bone, I was going to post a pic but I threw it in the bin as soon as it came out! There could be a possibilty that it was bone I guess, I know bone has varying densities, but I wouldnt think there would be this much difference between one bone saddle to another. I of course may be wrong, Im no expert you know...

Cheers, Scott.

Hi Scott. Found on the UMGF FAQ that OM-21 guitars from serial number 1016278 on have had a bone nut and saddle. The SN on my 2005 model is 1099702, so it should have a bone nut and saddle.

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« Reply #82 on: December 21, 2009, 02:10:19 AM »

Hi Scott. Found on the UMGF FAQ that OM-21 guitars from serial number 1016278 on have had a bone nut and saddle. The SN on my 2005 model is 1099702, so it should have a bone nut and saddle.

Bill

Fair enough Bill. She may have had a Bone saddle and as you said the tone may have been suffering because of the action. Maybe.

She plays great and sounds great now, so thats what matters.   Im trying to learn "Creole Belle" at the moment. Challenging to say the least!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOd1VfagW3s&feature=related

Cheers, Scott.
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« Reply #83 on: December 21, 2009, 02:12:52 AM »

Photo number three is priceless.

Thanks mate! 

Cheers, Scott.
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« Reply #84 on: December 21, 2009, 03:03:24 AM »

Fair enough Bill. She may have had a Bone saddle and as you said the tone may have been suffering because of the action. Maybe.

She plays great and sounds great now, so thats what matters.  Im trying to learn "Creole Belle" at the moment. Challenging to say the least!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOd1VfagW3s&feature=related

Cheers, Scott.

Absolutely--what it sounds like now is all that matters, and I'm glad it sings to you. Thanks for the link; that's pretty special.

Bill
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« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2009, 09:09:47 PM »

How 'bout this 1968 00-21?

http://www.sprucetreemusic.com/guitars.html#martin
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« Reply #86 on: December 23, 2009, 11:03:11 PM »


I'd have a hard time parting with the cash, but it looks pretty sweet.

Bill
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« Reply #87 on: December 23, 2009, 11:57:14 PM »

  That would be nice. But I'm waiting for another 00 to get built and think I'll be very happy with it.  In fact my OM-21 may not get much play when it arrives.
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