Martin OM-18GE Tortis Pickguard

It was my pleasure to make pickguards for two Martin acoustic guitars this week. The pickguards are made from Tortis, invented by John Greven and sold through Luthiers Mercantile. This material makes beautiful pickguards, it polishes to a high gloss and the edges can be rounded for a very organic appearance. Martin OM-18GE Martin 000-42

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This guitar was built for a customer in the USA who as you’ll see below, had a very strong view regarding what he wanted. Warmoth body and neck The body and neck were made by Warmoth, the body being chambered and exceptionally light. My customer wanted a tightly coupled neck join so opted for my neck …