Santa Cruz OM/PW Cutaway Cedar/Figured Mahogany #5417 - Used  From Santa Cruz

A wonderful Santa Cruz Pre-War OM with a cutaway, Cedar top, and Figured Mahogany back & sides.

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  Condition: Used, Very Good

There's a certain charm to a Santa Cruz guitar that is noticeable from the moment you pick one up. From the first chord it's easy to think you're listening to a much bigger guitar. The entire guitar is a humming music machine! This OM compresses nicely when given a hearty strum, but is also resonant enough that a mere breeze is enough to excite the top into motion.

Don't let the simple aesthetics fool you, this guitar manages to stand out from the crowd!

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.

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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: Pre-War/OM

Serial: 5417

Year: 2017

Body Wood: Mahogany

Body Finish: Clear/Buffed

Top Wood: Cedar 

Top Finish: Clear

Back Stripe: None

Binding: Black

Side Purfling: Single Violin Purfling

Rosette: Violin Purfle Combo

Top Purfling: Single Violin Purfling

Bracing/Voicing: Avanced X/Scalloped

Neck Finish: Clear/Matte

Peghead: Solid

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Overlay: Indian Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: SCGC

Scale Length: 25.375"

Neck Shape: V with Volute

Side Dots: White

Fingerboard Inlay: 2mm Dots

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

Fingerboard Binding: Black

Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Case: SCGC Hardshell

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