Santa Cruz OM Custom – Fort Ross Chapel Redwood & Brazilian Rosewood

Serial Number: 6093
Weight: 4 lbs 1 oz

Once again the good folks at Santa Cruz Guitar Company has completely outdone themselves! This OM Custom is loaded with some of the finest woods we’ve ever laid eyes on. The Fort Ross Chapel Redwood top is incredibly clean, responsive and full of highly dynamic tone. The Brazilian Rosewood back and sides on this guitar are from Richard Hoover’s personal wood collection that he’s been able to acquire for special projects like this over the many years he’s been a luthier. This is THE old growth stuff you read about… it doesn’t get any finer than this.

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:

  • Richard Hoover Select Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Fort Ross Chapel Redwood Top
  • Advanced X Adirondack Spruce Braces w/Hot Hide Glue – Scalloped
  • Brazilian Rosewood Body Binding
  • Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard Binding
  • Brazilian Rosewood Peghead Binding
  • Brazilian Rosewood Headstock Overlay
  • Brazilian Rosewood Heelcap
  • Brazilian Rosewood Tail Wedge
  • Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard &  Pyramid Bridge
  • Abalone Backstrip
  • Blue FS Top Border Purfling & Rosette
  • Blue FS Fingerboard Purfling
  • Blue FS Headstock Purfling
  • Solid Square Peghead
  • Long Diamond & Squares Fingerboard Inlay
  • SCGC Logo at 12th Fret
  • Standard V Profile Neck with Volute
  • White Fingerboard Side Dots
  • 25.375″ Scale Length
  • 1 3/4″ Nut width
  • 2 1/4″ Bridge Spacing
  • Fully Buffed Top, Back, Side & Neck Finish
  • Tortoise Pickguard – Unattached in Case
  • Gold Waverly Tuning Machines with Snakewood Buttons
  • Ameritage Hard Case
  • 4 lb 1 oz
  • #6093

For more information about the Santa Cruz OM Custom, please contact us.

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