Datlen Luthiery

Hand-Crafted and Built in the Napa Valley

The OM cutaway

I redesigned a traditional OM by moving the waist up and making the lower bout a bit rounder to enlarge the vibrating plate of the guitar.  I shifted the bracing slightly to brace the top more evenly for optimal performance. All braces are shaped and scalloped to reduce weight while maintaining proper stiffness.  It's my largest body with a sound that is clear and pure.  This is a true finger style guitar and I'd love to build one for you.


  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Total Frets: 20
  • Neck Profile: Modified V
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510
  • Finish: Cardinal Lacquer

Base Price: $5,750

Technical Specifications:

  • Nut Width: 1 ¾"
  • String Spacing: 2 ¼"
  • Upper Bout: 11 ½"
  • Lower Bout: 15 5/16"
  • Body Depth at Tail: 4 ⅛"
  • Body Depth at Heel: 3 ⅜"
  • Manzer Body Wedge (Side to Side): ⅜"