Description

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 Short Scale Bear Claw include:

Body Wood Type     Mahogany
Back Stripe     Zipper
Binding     Koa
Top Wood Type     Bear Claw Sitka Spruce
Rosette     Koa
Purfling     Herringbone
Bracing/Voicing     Scalloped    
Peghead     Solid Square
Peghead Binding     Koa
Overlay Material     Mahogany
Headstock Inlay     SCGC Vintage Script Logo
Width at Nut     1-3/4″
Neck Shape     Low Profile Buffed Neck
Fingerboard Inlay    Mother of Pearl 2mm dots
Width at 14th Fret     2-3/16
Binding     Koa
Top Finish    Clear
Back & Sides     Clear/Buffed
Neck     Clear   
Pickguard     Tortoise
Tuners/gears     Nickel Waverlys
Dimensions    
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″
Short Scale
Hard Case
#5074

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

Year Condition Case
Call Brand New Hard

$6,592.50

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