Santa Cruz OM Custom – Redwood/Koa

Serial Number: 5318

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 of the OM Custom include:

  • Body Wood Type    Koa
  • Back Stripe     Thin
  • Binding     Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Wood Type     Redwood Top
  • Rosette     Abalone
  • Purfling     Custom
  • Bracing/Voicing     Adirondack
  • Peghead     Solid Square
  • Peghead Binding     Brazilian Rosewood
  • Overlay Material     Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay     Torch
  • Width at Nut     1-3/4″
  • Neck Shape     Low Profile Neck
  • Fretboard Inlay     Snowflake     
  • Binding     Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Finish    Clear
  • Back & Sides     Clear/Buffed 
  • Tuners/gears     Gold Waverlys
  • Dimensions     
  • Body Length     19.375″
  • Body Depth     3.25-4.25″
  • Number of Frets     20
  • Frets Clear of the Body     14
  • Lower Bout     15.25″
  • Waist     9.25″
  • Upper Bout     11.25″
  • Bridge Spacing 2 1/4″
  • Ebony Bridge and end pins with mother of pearl dots
  • Hot Hide Glue
  • Hard Case
  • #5318

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