Martin Custom Shop North Street Edition OM-28 Herringbone

The North Street Edition is a collection of fine Custom Shop built guitars inspired by the much coveted pre-war ‘Golden Era’ classics that were made at the old C.F. Martin factory in North Street, downtown Nazareth during the 1930’s.

The North Street OM-28 Herringbone takes the essence of those sought after pre-war guitars with delicately hand-scalloped Golden Era X-bracing, and an Adirondack Spruce top combined with a modern modified low oval neck to deliver a supremely playable guitar.

As an aesthetic nod to their Golden Era ancestors, the North Street OM-28 features Herringbone top inlay, as found on pre-war Style 28 models.​

North Street Edition guitars are not replicas but a serious ‘nod’ to guitars built during that period, not only visually, but more importantly tonally, thanks to the essential classic features of Adirondack (aka Red) Spruce tops and Golden Era X - bracing, both of which are fundamental to the much - prized tone of the originals.

With the help of the Martin Custom Shop team, we have combined these all important specifications with modern day appointments like an adjustable truss rod and low profile neck.

Crafted exclusively for the UK and Ireland, these C.F. Martin Custom Shop built guitars must be seen and heard.

Key Features
Handcrafted Construction & Select Tonewoods - Adirondack (Red) Spruce Top - This stiffer top wood delivers a strong fundamental with vibrant sustain. With more dynamics than Sitka spruce, Adirondack spruce (Picea Rubens) offers enhanced volume & can be driven hard without loss of clarity.
Golden Era X-bracing - Top braces are delicately hand shaped with enhanced scalloping for superior resonance
Herringbone Top Inlay - This fine & delicate inlay choice was the norm in the 1930’s until wartime restrictions made the material unavailable. It was not used again by Martin in regular production until the mid 1970’s. Prewar guitars are sometimes referred to as ‘bone’ guitars by Martin enthusiasts - abbreviation of herringbone.
Modified Low Oval Neck Profile
Black Ebony Fingerboard
Light Aging Toner with Tinted Rosette
Old Style Gold Headplate Decal
Premium Quality Geib 5ply, Wood Shell Case
UK & Ireland Exclusive Custom Shop Case Candy


Body Size: “000/OM” Auditorium Body
Brace Pattern: Golden Era X-Brace
Bracing: 5/16” Scalloped Adirondack
Top Material: Adirondack Spruce
Back & Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Back & Side Finish: Gloss
Top Finish: Gloss with Aging Toner

Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Scale Length: 25.4”
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay: Diamonds & Squares Long Select Abalone
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2 1/8”
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4”
Number Of Frets: 20
Nut Material: Bone
Construction: Dovetail Neck Join
Neck Finish: Satin
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
Side Dots: White
Headplate Logo Style: Old Style Gold
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood

Bridge Pin: White with Faux Tortoise
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32”
Tuners: Grover Nickel Open Gear with Vintage Button
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise Pattern 21B
Truss Rod: Adjustable 14 Fret
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16”
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop In Saddle
Heelcap: Antique White
Rosette: Style 28 Boltaron
Binding: Antique White
Back Purfling: HD Zig Zag
Endpiece: Antique White

Factory Fitted Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0
Case: 5 Ply Geib Hardshell