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 Custom include:

Body Wood Type     Indian Rosewood
Back Stripe     Thin
Binding     Snakewood
Top Wood Type     German Spruce Top
Rosette     Snakewood
Purfling     Single Purfle
Bracing/Voicing     Adirondack
Peghead     Solid Square
Peghead Binding     Snakewood
Overlay Material     Ebony
Headstock Inlay     SCGC Vintage Script Logo
Width at Nut     1-3/4″
Neck Shape     Low Profile Neck
Binding     Snakewood 
Top Finish    Clear
Back & Sides     Clear/Buffed 
Tuners/gears     Gold Waverlys with Snakewood Buttons
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"
Ebony Bridge and end pins with mother of pearl dots
Hot Hide Glue
Hard Case

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

Year Condition Case
Call Brand New Hard


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