The Good: One of the best value of the money choices on the market by far. It delivers the performance of more expensive models for a reasonable price. Unique spalted maple top design makes it very attractive.
The Bad: Only noticeable problem with this guitar is that chances are you will have to take to a shop to be properly set up and tuned. Once you take care of that, you will experience the full potential of this exotic piece.
The Verdict: If you're not afraid to venture into the unknown, the Oscar Schmidt OG2SM can prove to be a great choice for a first, or even second guitar. Due to its rather cheap price, it's a great guitar to carry around and practice on if you don't feel like using your more expensive guitars.
OG2SM by Oscar Schmidt is one of those somewhat obscure guitars that are true gems on the market. It's a Dreadnaught style acoustic guitar that offers quality build and performance that outrank it's price range. OG2SM is a great beginners acoustic guitar that won't disappoint even when you develop your skills and the ability to appreciate the sound and acoustic properties of your instrument. For the money, it's far better than a majority of models by established brands.
The design of the OG2SM features a Dreadnaught style body, spalted maple top that is simply mesmerizing and not something you often encounter in this price range, and the mahogany sides and back. The fretboard and the bridge are made from rosewood and are of decent quality. The neck and fretboard are definitely "faster" and easy to play. Tuning pegs are well made and will hold your tuning for a good period of time.
Quality is something that is rather surprising when it comes to OG2SM. For the price you would expect to receive an average build quality guitar, however OG2SM offers far more than that. You will instantly know that the guitar is well made when you first touch it. It doesn't give off a fragile impression, and the spalted maple top definitely looks great.
For a not so well known brand, Oscar Schmidt OG2SM delivers a great value for the money. It's a guitar that is worth considering whether you are a beginner or an intermediate guitar player. The quality is great, and the sound surprisingly good. Oscar Schmidt OG2SM is currently one of the best bargains on the market.