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1996 David Webber OM Acoustic Guitar, Spruce & Brazilian Rosewood, Near-Mint w/ Case, Paperwork


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Up for sale, a 1996 Webber OM with solid, bookmatched Brazilian rosewood back and rims in near-mint condition, complete with the original hardshell case. This is a one-owner instrument and exquisitely well-kept, retaining the original receipts.

A one-man shop in North Vancouver, British Columbia, David Webber crafts only a few instruments a month to exacting standards. Webber's instruments are precise, consistently reliable and outstanding acoustic guitars, employing natural materials whenever possible and highlighting the natural beauty of the tonewoods chosen.

This OM is Webber’s take on the Orchestra Model body shape, measuring 15 1/4“ wide at the lower bout with a body depth of 4”. The tonewood complement comprises a Sitka spruce top with scalloped X-bracing, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and a one-piece mahogany neck capped with an ebony fingerboard. The Orchestra Model body shape is prized for its dynamic capabilities and sonic immediacy, ideal for fingerstyle playing, and this Webber balances those qualities with the warmth and exquisite detail inherent in Brazilian rosewood as a tonewood. The midrange is layered and complex, the lows are punchy and even-sounding, and the plain strings have an overarching treble sweetness and smoothness, with a gutsy woody cut at higher volumes. This Webber weighs 4lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 12-53 bronze strings and easy-playing action.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Slender C, full shoulders, measuring .835” 1st fret, .880” 9th fret
-Fretboard: Ebony
-Frets: Slender, faint wear beneath the plain strings on 1-3
-Scale Length: 25 3/4”
-Nut: 1 3/4”, bone
-Headstock: Slotted
-Tuners: Engraved strip tuners, white buttons

Body Specs:

-Wood: Sitka spruce, Brazilian rosewood
-Bracing: X-braced, scalloped
-Bridge: Ebony, bone saddle
-Plastics: Transparent pickguard
-Serialization: Stamp on heel block dates to ‘96
-Label: Signed by David Webber

The high gloss lacquer finish highlights the two-tone grain in the solid, bookmatched Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and cosmetic wear is limited to just a few faint scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The neck has a pristine Martin-esque semi-gloss finish.

The original black tolex hardshell case is included.