SOLD Santa Cruz OM (African Blackwood/ Mastergrade German spruce top/ 42-style inlays)

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Condition: MINT Condition
Asking $8500 (A steal!)
Sms Nine 7 eight I 8 eight O 0

African Blackwood (US$2300 upcharge)
Flowerpot abalone headstock inlay (US$425 upcharge)
42 style fingerboard inlay

As per SCGC customer service:
“OM 51** was completed in 2016, and was customized with African Blackwood back/sides, a German Spruce top, our flowerpot inlay on the peghead and the 42 style fingerboard inlays. All other specifications are standard to the OM, and can be found here:“

Body Premium African Blackwood
Back Stripe Zipper
Binding Ivoroid
Top Mastergrade German Spruce
Rosette Herringbone
Purfling Herringbone
Bracing/Voicing Scalloped
Neck Peghead Solid Square
Binding Ivoroid
Overlay Material Ebony
Headstock Inlay SCGC with flowerpot inlay
Width at Nut 1-3/4″
Neck Shape V with Volute
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
Inlay 42 style
Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
Binding Ivoroid
Scale Length 25.375
Finish Top Clear
Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
Neck Clear/Matte
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
Tuners/gears Nickel Waverly

Condition: like new
Comes w original Ameritage case

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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