Santa Cruz OM Custom – European Spruce

Serial Number: 5869

Whoah. Nelly. This. This OM. This Santa Cruz OM Custom – European Spruce is ‘stop the presses’ whoah…

There is a reason we call Santa Cruz instruments heirlooms. Head to toe side to side – they are just old-world perfect.

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.

Other specifications include:

  • Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
  • Back Stripe Abalone
  • Binding Ivoroid
  • Top Wood Type European Spruce
  • Abalone Rosette Inlay
  • Abalone Top Border Inlay
  • Bracing/Voicing Adirondack Scalloped with Hot Hide Glue
  • Peghead Solid Square
  • Peghead Binding Ivoroid
  • Overlay Material Sapele
  • Headstock Inlay SCGC
  • Width at Nut 1-3/4″
  • Neck Shape V with Volute
  • Fingerboard    
  • Side Dots Black
  • Inlay 42 Style
  • Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
  • Binding Ivoroid
  • Scale Length 25.375
  • Finish
  • Top Clear
  • Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  • Neck Clear/Matte
  • Pickguard Tortoise
  • Tuners/gears Nickel Waverly
  • Ebony Bridge/End Pins with Abalone
  • Hard Case
  • #5869

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