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Santa Cruz OM/Pre-War Sitka/IRW Acoustic #5320  From Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz's inspiring homage to the pre-war design!

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Santa Cruz Guitars

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Retail:  $5,350.00

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Santa Cruz Comparison: Used Standard OM vs. New Pre-War OM

In this video, Sound Pure Acoustic Specialist Barrett Brooks compares two Santa Cruz OMs. The first is a used Santa Cruz OM Southern Belle Sunburst #4756 and the second is Santa Cruz OM/Pre-War Sitka/IRW Acoustic #5320.

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

The Pre-War Orchestra Model honors its pre-WWII predecessors with an advanced X and scalloped top bracing. This time-tested design ensures large bass response and overall volume. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has placed it as one of the most important instruments of the last 20 years. The OM/PW is presented with understated appointments to emphasize master grade materials, tone and workmanship. It is perfect for the aficionado that loves the advantages of a professional boutique instrument without the cost of rare wood and ornamentation. The OM’s versatility and ergonomics lend great appeal for traditional picking styles and impressive rhythm work. Expect the predominant bass and throaty presence of the surviving pre-war antiques.

Santa Cruz Guitars

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

Serial Number: 5320

BODY

Wood Type: Indian Rosewood

Back Stripe: None

Binding: Black

TOP

Wood Type: Sitka Spruce

Rosette: Violin Purfle Combo

Purfling: Single Violin Purfling

Bracing/Voicing: Advanced X/Scalloped

NECK

Peghead: Solid

Peghead Binding: None

Overlay Material: Indian Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: SCGC

Width at Nut: 1-3/4″

Neck Shape: V with Volute

FINGERBOARD

Side Dots: White

Inlay: 2mm dots

Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16

Binding: Black

Scale Length: 25.375

FINISH

Top: Clear

Back & Sides: Clear/Buffed

Neck: Clear/Matte

SETUP

Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners/Gears: Nickel Open-back

Case: Santa Cruz Hardshell