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Re: My weakness surfaces again
I really should know what it's all about, since I have an OM1 and a 000M. And side by side, they look identical. My three D's I understand. Ah, such is life!
Well, the D means the instrument has a "dreadnought" shape, which Martin introduced many years ago. The O guitars (single, double, triple, and quadruple) indicate progressively bigger bodies in a shape that is apparently wider at the bottom and narrower in the middle. Why the OOOO became an M escapes me. I don't know about the numbers, though 30s seems to indicate a three-piece back (wild guess on that one). What 20s indicate is another mystery. The information is probably in the on of the numerous books about Martins, but I don't care enough to go searching.