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Santa Cruz OM (Mahogany/Adirondack)

Santa Cruz OM (Mahogany/Adirondack) – 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. Their 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. The OM is delightfully versatile. Santa Cruz's OM players range from blazing flat picker James Nash to John Mayer and Elvis Costello. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company OM provides clean, loud mid-range and trebles that are complimented by a slightly predominant bass. Deeply appreciated for fingerstyle and contemporary flat picking work, the OM is their number one request.
There’s no doubt about it, everything about this guitar is absolutely amazing. The classic pairing of Mahogany and Adirondack give this guitar a clean, punchy tone. It sounds fantastic flatpicked, strummed or finger picked. The Brazilian Rosewood overlay on the headstock and the mother of pearl SCGC logo on the finger board make this guitar stand out from the crowd. The forward shifted adirondack x bracing with hot hide glue, 1 3/4” nut width, “V” shape neck, Nickel Waverly tuners and black binding give this guitar the sound, look and feel of a Pre-War OM. This guitar is sure to make any player or collector happy for years to come. The guitar pictured is the exact instrument that is for sale. All instruments are available at our store showroom in Warrenton, Virginia and are set up to the buyer’s personal specifications at no additional charge upon purchase. All instruments are guaranteed to be packed safely and freshly set up per your specifications. Please email or call and we’d be happy to provide an in-hand description of the instrument and answer any questions you have.

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