Watch Martin Guitars luthiers give John Mayer’s OM28JM some TLC

The well-worn acoustic receives new frets, nuts and more.

Martin has uploaded a YouTube video documenting the repairing of John Mayer’s OM28JM.

The process begins with a Martin luthier removing the acoustic’s bridge before starting work on re-fretting and nut-replacement. He then moves on to the bridge area, scraping out excess wood filings to make way for the new bridge. The final step involves another Martin employee putting on a fresh set of strings, setting up the acoustic and testing its playability.

Mayer’s signature OM28JM was released back in 2003 in a limited-edition run of 404 units. The model features a gold-hued Engelmann spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, a mahogany neck as well as an African blackwood fingerboard. It’s also decorated with herringbone body binding and boasts Mayer’s signature etched across the 19th and 20th frets.

Watch the OM28JM’s repair process above.

Check out Martin’s Summer NAMM 2019 releases here.


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