HOLD – Used/Demo – Santa Cruz OM Custom – Bear Claw European/Brazilian

Serial Number: 5461

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 Brazilian Rosewood
  • Back Stripe Zig Zag
  • Binding Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Wood Type Bear Claw European Spruce
  • Rosette Brazilian
  • Purfling Herringbone
  • Custom Top Border
  • Bracing/Voicing Adirondack w/ Hot Hide Glue
  • Peghead Solid Square
  • Overlay Material Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay SCGC
  • Width at Nut 1-3/4″
  • Neck Shape V with Valute
  • Fingerboard Inlay 2mm Dots
  • Binding Black
  • Top Finish Clear
  • Back & Sides Clear/Buffed 
  • Neck Clear/Matte
  • Tuners/gears Nickel Waverlys 
  • Width @ 14th Fret 2 3/16″
  • Ebony Bridge and end pins with abalone dots
  • Hard Case
  • #5461

For more information about the Santa Cruz OM Custom – Bear Claw European/Brazilian guitar, please contact us.

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