Borges OM-18 Custom, Golden Grain Mahogany & Adirondack Spruce - Pre-Owned

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This gorgeous Borges OM-18 Custom was built by Julius Borges in Groton, MA, and was commissioned by our customer through Cotten Music in 2009. This OM-18 features a sensational set of rare Golden Grain Mahogany bound in Rosewood with Maple purfling for the back and sides, an Adirondack Spruce top, an 18-style rosette, and a vintage-style tortoise-shell pickguard. Most importantly, the OM offers a short-scale (000-14 fret) length.  It's a delight to play. 

This guitar is in excellent condition and comes with its original hardshell case.

  • Year of Build: 2009
  • Soundboard: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Golden Grain Mahogany
  • Rosette: Style 18
  • Body Binding: Rosewood with Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany Neck with Diamond Volute
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Head Veneer: Ebony
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverlys
  • Bridge: Ebony Belly
  • Pins: Ebony
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Pickguard: Vintage-Style Tortoise
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Condition: Excellent ++


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