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 Walnut back/sides
Back Stripe Zipper
Binding Indian Rosewood
Top Wood Type Redwood
Rosette Abalone
Purfling ombo Top Border
Bracing/Voicing Scalloped
Peghead Solid Square
Peghead Unbound
Overlay Material Ebony
Headstock Inlay SCGC
Width at Nut 1-3/4″
Neck Shape V with Volute
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
Inlay 2mm dots
Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
Black Fingerboard Binding
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

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

Indian Rosewood body binding

Black fingerboard binding

Unbound peghead

2-1/4” bridge spacing

Abalone rosette

Purfle combo top border

Eddie's Guitars

Eddie's Guitars

Santa Cruz
Brand New
Eddie's Guitars
Brett, Nathan, Matt, Pancho
(314) 781-7500
St. Louis, MO
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