As Martin moved closer to the specs of their vintage models, they generally improved in tone. The Golden Era models were the final result until the Authentic line came along recently. These have Brazilian rosewood and Adirondack spruce, '30's scalloped braces with high X, vintage neck dimensions and a bunch of other vintage details. Here we have a reproduction of a 1933 OM-45 that was hanging in the Martin museum for years. It was on loan to Martin from it's original owner, who had carried it with him everywhere, including as a soldier. The one visible difference for this and the original 1933 is the CF Martin pearl logo on the peghead instead of the earlier Torch inlay.
This seventeen year old guitar is in pretty much perfect condition, basically as new, set up with very sweet low action.
It's a luscious sounding guitar: Deep, solid, throaty yet silky smooth, with an angelic treble voice.