Santa Cruz OM/PW Carpathian Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar  From Santa Cruz

Stunning, complex, and articulate Pre-War OM from Santa Cruz! Used Price! 


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What We Think

I'm really a big fan of this Carpathian Spruce. It's loud, yet subtle and complex. It really gets the most out of those overtones buried in the rosewood. This pre-owned masterpiece is a breeze to play, too. There's very little that stands in between the music in my head and the music pouring out of the soundhole. I love the blank peghead/logo on the 12th look. It's what they do on the signature models, and it's a really classy option for any custom build. Couple that with the tasty Cocobolo peghead overlay and a used price, and you're in heaven.

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

The OM Pre-War Model is designed with many of the features in bracing and tone that the emerging singer-songwriter, the working musician, or a serious amateur will find desirable at a price before unheard of in guitars of this caliber.

The advanced X braces, which is the bracing pattern "Pre-War" refers to, is a good tonal option for those using the guitar for smaller accompaniment or rhythm. This style bracing gives the smaller bodied OM an incredible presence and bass response, yet retains a good balance with strong midrange and bright powerful response.

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About Manufacturer

Interested in building your custom Santa Cruz with us? Email us at, 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.


Custom Intonated Saddle by Doug Proper!

NECK Peghead OM solid
  Peghead binding None
  Overlay material COCOBOLO
  Headstock inlay NONE
  Width at nut 1-3/4"
BODY Wood type rosewood
  Back stripe Single black line
  Size variation none
FINISH Top clear
  Back & sides clear
  Neck clear/flat
FINGERBOARD Side dots standard (black)
  Width at 14th fret 2-3/16"
  Binding type Black Fiber
  Scale length 25.375
TOP Wood type Carpathian Spruce
  Rosette herringbone
  Purfling B/W/B Fiber Binding
  Bracing/voicing Advanced X
SETUP Pickguard tortoise
  Tuners/gears SCGC
  Pickup None

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