Hold – Santa Cruz OM Custom – African Blackwood/Ancient Sitka

Serial Number: 5826

And here is an heirloom – this Santa Cruz OM Custom with African Blackwood back and sides and Ancient Sitka top is a remarkable instrument, as you would expect from Santa Cruz.

In the 1920′s, the Orchestra Model was originally intended to be a large guitar capable of being heard over other orchestral instruments, hence the OM name. Although it fit the bill, its relatively large body was soon eclipsed by the mighty dreadnought. Fortunately, the OM had secured its place in history as a powerful and versatile voice for public performance. Santa Cruz was among the first modern builders to reintroduce this now smaller bodied favorite at the beginning of the Eighties. Our practice of combining the most desirable attributes of old and new, rather than copying, made for a very successful introduction of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company to a whole new audience. With some irony, this acclaim encouraged the venerable originator of the OM to reintroduce the model to their line. Eric Clapton’s historic performance on the debut of MTV Unplugged set us on a course for another 25 years of success with this now perennial favorite.

Get this gem while it can be got!

Other specifications include:

  • Body Wood Type African Blackwood
  • Back Stripe Zipper
  • Binding Snakewood
  • Top Wood Type Ancient Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette Snakewood
  • Tail Wedge Snakewood
  • Purfling Combo Top Border
  • Bracing/Voicing Advanced XAdirondack w/HHG
  • Peghead Solid Square
  • Peghead Binding Snakewood
  • Overlay Material African Blackwood
  • Headstock Inlay SCGC
  • Width at Nut 1-3/4″
  • Neck Shape V with Volute
  • Fingerboard Side Dots Black
  • Inlay Snakewood Century Block
  • Width at 14th Fret 2-1/4
  • Binding Snakewood
  • Scale Length 25.375
  • Finish Top Clear
  • Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  • Neck Clear/Matte
  • Bridge Pyramid Snakewood
  • Pickguard Unattached
  • Tuners/gears Gold Waverly w/ Snakewood Buttons
  • Hard Case
  • #5826

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