Sitka/Rosewood OM from Santa Cruz Guitar Company
This OM model Acoustic Guitar from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company and Luthier Richard Hoover is nothing short of extraordinary. Full of warm overtones, a nice, bright punch, fantastic balance, and unre...
This OM model Acoustic Guitar from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company and Luthier Richard Hoover is nothing short of extraordinary. Full of warm overtones, a nice, bright punch, fantastic balance, and unreal stability, this orchestra model guitar will haunt your dreams. It's small body yet powerful sound allows it to truly be a guitar suited for all styles of playing, from fingerstyle and flat picking to strumming. It is built with a Sitka Spruce top and Rosewood back and sides. Thanks to Robinson for his gorgeous rendition of Eric Satie's Gymnopédie No. 1. Call Sound Pure's guitar boutique for more information about this incredible acoustic. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703 Gear Used: Santa Cruz OM Acoustic Guitar, Schoeps CMC 6 w/ MK4 capsules, Great River MP2NV Mic Pre, Lynx Aurora AD Converter
How could a guitar feel so free and so stable simultaneously? This one really blows my mind. I do NOT want to stop playing. I feel unworthy of even trying to articulate what I'm hearing...
All the notes are so well-balanced and defined I can practically SEE them. It's got a nice, bright punch and a warm mane of overtones. It sounds huge and it's very easy to get a variety of tones alternating between finger, nail , and flat-pick. This could feasibly be an "everything" guitar. On second thought, it IS an everything guitar.
Asthetically, SCGC called all the right shots, from the even-top grain to the creamy, off-white binding that extends all the way around the headstock and back. The back is beautifully striped, dark rosewood that really sings. I can just imagine Richard tapping THIS piece and thinking, "that's a good one."
To quote one of my customers who received a SCGC OM about a year ago, "This is the guitar I've heard in my dreams."
S/N: 4531 is likewise, a dream conceived.
We present the Orchestra Model as a small-body guitar with a very powerful sound. The balance of the OM favors the bass to midrange, inviting comparison to a small dreadnought. The OM has become a favorite of fingerstylists and players preferring the comfort of a smaller body that delivers considerable power. This model is our most versatile and popular guitar.
|Peghead binding||I/B/I (.060)|
|Width at nut||1-3/4"|
|Back & sides||clear|
|FINGERBOARD||Side dots||standard (black)|
|Width at 14th fret||2-3/16"|
|Binding type||I/B/I (.060)|
|TOP||Wood type||Sitka spruce|