Santa Cruz 1934 Custom OM Addy/Brazilian Rosewood #5378-Used  From Santa Cruz

A stunning Custom 1934 Santa Cruz OM with an Adirondack top and wonderful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides.

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Condition: Used, Very Good

WOW! What a guitar! The resonance and quick response makes every note jump out of the guitar to zoom right to a listener's ear and bring a smile to their face! With a beloved tonewood combination, vintage era construction, and Richard Hoover's ear for tone, it doesn't get much better than this!

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

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.

The OM is delightfully versatile. Our 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 our number one request.

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About Manufacturer

Interested in building your custom Santa Cruz with us? Email us at acoustics@soundpure.com, or call us at (919) 682-5552! Richard Hoover began building guitars and carved-top mandolins in 1972. By 1976 his focus was on the modern steel string guitar. The task of becoming a master at all aspects of guitar making is a lifelong pursuit, and Richard has patiently refined his craftsmanship and knowledge as his company has grown. It was and is Richard's intent to translate his skills and sensitivities as an individual builder to an exceptional team of craftspeople, each of whom could become an expert in their specialty. Richard's style of allowing his craftspeople to interpret his vision has propelled Santa Cruz Guitar Company to the forefront of modern guitar making. Each Santa Cruz guitar receives an extraordinary amount of individual attention due to our "bench style" of building, which necessitates that each worker not only perform his own specialty, but also review the work of those who have completed stages before him. Over half of all the instruments that we build are custom orders, reflecting to a high degree the personality and unique playing needs of the buyer. Every guitar top is graduated and tuned by hand to attain maximum resonance and sustain, ensuring a high level of consistency of sound within each standard model line as well as the ability for custom voicing. The balance, tone, volume, and response of a Santa Cruz guitar are established before the guitar is strung. By limiting the number of instruments built, we can practice a style of lutherie born from a genuine love of the guitar, as opposed to a production line approach that might favor greater numbers at the expense of our attention to detail. We believe that our approach ensures that every Santa Cruz guitar is exceptional. Our intent is to create a uniquely sophisticated instrument that will inspire and challenge its owner throughout a lifetime.

Specifications

Model: 1934 OM

Serial: 5378

Body Wood: Brazilian Rosewood

Body Finish: Clear

Top Wood: Adirondack

Top Finish: Vintage Tinted Top

Back Stripe: Zipper

Binding: Ivoroid w/ Side Purfle

Side Purfling: Black/Maple/Black

Rosette: Brazilian w/ Maple Purfling

Top Purfling: Purfle Combo

Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped/Advanced X Adirondack - Hot Hide Glue

Neck Finish: Clear

Peghead: Solid Square

Peghead Binding: I/B/I .090

Peghead Overlay: Brazilian

Headstock Inlay: None

Scale Length: 25.25"

Neck Shape: V with Volute

Side Dots: Black 

Fingerboard Inlay: Short Diamonds and Squares

Neck Width at 14th Fret: 2 3/16"

Fingerboard Binding: I/B/I .090

Width at Nut: 1 13/16"

Pickguard: Dalmation

Tuners: Gold Waverly Tuners w/ Snakewood Buttons

Case: SCGC Hardshell

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