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 #5361
For more information about the Santa Cruz OM Custom guitar, please contact us.
Indian Rosewood body binding
Black fingerboard binding
2-1/4” bridge spacing
Purfle combo top border