Santa Cruz OM – Short Scale/Bearclaw

Serial Number: 5074

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 Short Scale Bear Claw include:

  • Body Wood Type     Mahogany
  • Back Stripe     Zipper
  • Binding     Koa
  • Top Wood Type     Bear Claw Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette     Koa
  • Purfling     Herringbone
  • Bracing/Voicing     Scalloped    
  • Peghead     Solid Square
  • Peghead Binding     Koa
  • Overlay Material     Mahogany
  • Headstock Inlay     SCGC Vintage Script Logo
  • Width at Nut     1-3/4″
  • Neck Shape     Low Profile Buffed Neck
  • Fingerboard Inlay    Mother of Pearl 2mm dots
  • Width at 14th Fret     2-3/16
  • Binding     Koa
  • Top Finish    Clear
  • Back & Sides     Clear/Buffed
  • Neck     Clear   
  • Pickguard     Tortoise
  • Tuners/gears     Nickel 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″
  • Short Scale
  • Hard Case
  • #5074

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