Used/Demo – Santa Cruz OM Short Scale Redwood/Mahogany

Serial Number: 5242

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     Brazilian Roswood
  • Top Wood Type     Redwood
  • Rosette     Ivoroid
  • Purfling     Custom
  • Bracing/Voicing     Adirondack with Hot Hide Glue  
  • Peghead     Solid Square
  • Peghead Binding     Brazilian Rosewood
  • Overlay Material     Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay     SCGC
  • Width at Nut     1-3/4″
  • Neck Shape     V with Volute
  • Width at 14th Fret     2-3/16
  • Binding     Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Finish    Clear
  • Back & Sides     Clear/Buffed
  • Neck     Clear   
  • 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″
  • Short Scale
  • Hard Case

For more information about the Santa Cruz OM Short Scale Redwood/Mahogany, please contact us.

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