HOLD – Santa Cruz OM Custom – Tunnel 13/Tier 1 Brazilian

Serial Number: 5859

Hold onto your seats. This is a stunner!

Eddie’s proudly welcomes this incredible Santa Cruz OM Custom made with rare Tunnel 13 Redwood Top and Tier 1 Brazilian Back and Sides into our stock awaiting its life partner. Is that you? It won’t be here long.

Crazy cool Tunnel 13 Redwood on top of jaw-dropping hand-selected Brazillian Rosewood back and sides. And as if you needed more: a Brazillian Rosewood Tail and Wedge Back Stripe, Binding, Rosette, peghead binding and overlay and heel cap. Let’s repeat – stunning.

Some info on Tunnel 13 Redwood:

Southern Pacific Railroad’s Siskiyou Summit Tunnel #13 was built in the 1880s using virgin Redwood timbers harvested in Southwestern Oregon. These timbers witnessed the October 11, 1923 hold-up of the SP Train 13 Gold Special, pulling 13 cars, by the DeAutremont brothers. These magnificent Redwood timbers were salvaged from the historic tunnel after a fire in 2004, and Santa Cruz got hold of some of them. When this wood was tested, it was discovered to be exceptional, master-grade tonewood, air-dried in this tunnel for more than 120 years…

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 Tier 1 Brazilian Rosewood
  • 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
  • #5859

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

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