Santa Cruz OM Custom – Tunnel 13/The Tree
The Tree. Coveted, rare, exquisite.
And Tunnel 13 Redwood. Also, Coveted, rare, exquisite. (From the Oregon Railroad tunnels.)
To have an instrument with elements of BOTH of these woods is to have an heirloom of great significance. Couple that with Santa Cruz craftsmanship and you truly have something special for the ages. Google this special feature – and then look at this instrument – you will ‘get it’.
More info on the Santa Cruz OM and detailed specs…
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.
This beautiful, toneful, RARE specimen is looking for its forever home. And it will not last long. Get it while it’s here!
Other specifications of the OM Custom include:
- Body Wood Type “The Tree” Mahogany back/sides
- Back Stripe & Tail Wedge Brazilian Rosewood
- Binding Brazilian Rosewood
- Top Wood Type Tunnel 13 Redwood
- Rosette, Back Strip Brazilian
- Purfling Combo Top Border
- Bracing/Voicing Adirondack w/Hot Hide Glue
- Peghead Solid Square
- Peghead Brazilian Bound
- Overlay Material Brazilian
- Heelcap Brazilian
- Headstock Inlay SCGC
- Width at Nut 1-3/4″
- Neck Shape V with Volute
- Fingerboard Side Dots Black
- Inlay Long Diamond & Squares
- Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
- Brazilian Fingerboard, Peghead, Fingerboard Binding
- Brazilian Tail Wedge
- Scale Length 25.375
- Bridge Spacing 2 1/4″
- Top Clear
- Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
- Neck Clear/Matte
- Pickguard Tortoise
- Tuners/gears Nickel Waverlys
- Hard Case
For more information about the Santa Cruz OM Custom “The Tree” guitar, please contact us.
PLEASE CALL: 314-274-9571
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