And lo and behold! A RARE, used Santa Cruz!
In 1934, the powerful 14-fret herringbone om was unleashed. This has become one of the most revered and sought after designs of the steel string acoustic guitar. No one has reproduced the essence of the iconic original, until now. The secret to the often superior tone of vintage instruments lies in aged woods (crystallized resins) and the relaxation of tensions built-in during manufacture. This is exactly what we account for in our 1934 OM Brazilian/Adirondack Model. Master grade Brazilian cut in the 1930′s, master grade/old-growth Adirondack Spruce tops/bracing and real hot hide glue are among our secret weapons. Hot hide glue is a time tested, natural adhesive that sets glass-like and resonant for a quicker, cleaner response. This isn’t ‘like the old stuff.’ It is the old stuff. These rarified materials give us the foundation for a true and genuine vintage sound.
Not every venerable 1930′s herringbone om was exceptional, as they were products of a small, though nonetheless factory, assembly. By applying our singular tuning and voicing talents and taking our time to ensure a relaxed assembly, we consistently access the secrets to the ‘Old Bone’ sound. The original lacquer formula, nitro-cellulose, is composed of the same stuff as trees; we are protecting and enhancing the sound of the instrument with a fine coating of wood! It is the only choice to complement this heirloom quality guitar.
The 1934 OM Brazilian Model’s materials are very challenging to acquire. Availability is limited.
Other specifications include:
Body Wood Brazilian Rosewood Back Stripe zipper Body Binding ivoroid w/ side purfle Side Purfling bwb violin Other tail wedge ivoroid Top Wood Adirondack Rosette Vintage Style Ivoroid Purfling herringbone Bracing scalloped / advanced X Adirondack -Hot Hide Glue Soundhole sound hole 3-3/4″ Peghead solid square Peghead Binding I/B/I .090 Overlay Material Brazilian Headstock Inlay none Scale Length 25.375 Other V with volute Fingerboard Inlays SCGC mini logo @ 16th fret Width at Nut 1-3/4″ Width at 14th 2-3/16″ F-Board Binding I/B/I .090 Side Dots black Other compund radius Finish Type-Body clear Type-Neck clear Type- Top Vintage Tinted Top Style-Body buffed Style-Neck buffed Style-Peghead buffed Pickguard Dalmatian Strings lights Action 3/2 Gears Waverly Nickel w/ Oval buttons (1129) Bridge Spacing regular, Thru Saddle, 2-3/16″ Pick-Up none Body Length 20″ Body Depth 3.5- 4.875″ Lower Bout 15.5″ Waist 10.5″ Upper Bout 11.125″ Overall Length 40.25″ Number of Frets 22 Frets Clear of the Body 14 Bridge & End Pins ebony w/ pearl dots Fingerboard & Bridge ebony Hard Case #5120
For more information about the Santa Cruz 1934 OM Brazilian, please contact us.