Gaiero OM-13, Black Walnut & Surfer Redwood

$10,800

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Using sustainable domestic tonewoods, an organic-feeling French polish finish, and aesthetic touches that add a pop of unexpected color and asymmetry, Mark Gaiero's guitars have a modern yet earthy character that feels perfectly Pacific Northwest to us. On this OM-13, he's paired gorgeous black walnut (photo #6 is the one that really does it justice) with "surfer" redwood. Unlike most sinker redwood, which is recovered from river bottoms in Northern California, Mark got this redwood from a supplier who found the log drifted ashore on the Southern Oregon coast. The combination creates a remarkable tone—woody and warm, with the redwood clarity and bite in just the right measure. The ultra-thin French polish finish helps ensure maximum responsiveness, and Mark's one-of-a-kind rosette adds a striking flair without distracting from the woods' natural beauty. 

If you're looking to open up new tonal possibilities, distinct from your classic rosewood and spruce, this is the ticket.

  • Model: OM-13
  • Top: Surfer redwood
  • Back and sides: Black walnut
  • Neck: Black walnut
  • Fretboard: Katalox
  • Bridge: Katalox
  • Scale length: 25.25”
  • Nut width: 1.75"
  • String spacing: 2.25”
  • Frets: Nickel Silver
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510 Mini
  • Binding: Rocklite ebano
  • Top purfling: Walnut/black
  • Back and side purfling: Maple/black
  • Headstock veneer: Surfer redwood
  • Bridge pins: Black horn
  • Nut/Saddle material: Bone
  • Lower bout: 15.4”
  • Finish: French polished spirit varnish
  • Case: Calton (Antique Green Ext./Black Int.)

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Luthier

Gaiero Guitars

Mark Gaiero's development as a craftsman began on film sets in Los Angeles and took root in the workshops of Laika Studios, where he designed and built stop-motion puppet armatures for 10 years.

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