Santa Cruz OM Adirondack/Indian Rosewood Acoustic #5661  From Santa Cruz

A well-appointed SCGC OM appointed with a tinted top, Advanced X bracing, and hot hide glue construction!

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What We Think

What is there to say?  Another dream come true!  This elegant mid 30s 28-ish OM features a fine tuned collection of specs both cosmetic and structural that put this instrument into a realm far beyond the standard fare.  The depth and complexity of tonal character you'd expect from a vintage instrument is here in spades along with a sensitivity and balance that eludes many, many guitars of this style.  Every note seems to have its own personality from the rich, glassy bass to the clean, articulate mids to the sparkling, effervescent highs. We can say this: this guitar offers not one but multiple lifetimes of music!

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: OM

Serial: 5661

Body Wood: Indian Rosewood

Body Finish: Clear/Buffed

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Top Finish: Tinted

Back Stripe: Zipper

Binding: Ivoroid

Side Purfling: None

Rosette: 1934 Style

Top Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing: Advanced X (Adirondack)

Neck Finish: Clear/Matte

Peghead: Solid Square

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: SCGC Vintage Script Logo

Scale Length: 25.375"

Neck Shape: V with Volute

Side Dots: Black

Fingerboard Inlay: 2mm Dots

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

Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid

Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Pickguard: Dalmatian

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Case: SCGC Hardshell

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