Gaiero OM-13, Black Walnut & Surfer Redwood
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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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.