1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars
1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840 - Artisan Guitars

1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element ID-6840

1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element

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 Santa Cruz 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.

Their 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. 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 predominate bass. Deeply appreciated for fingerstyle and contemporary flat picking work, the OM is our number one request.

This instrument is eloquently appointed with chrome enclosed tuners, 2 mm dot fingerboard inlays, Ivoroid body, neck and peghead binding, herringbone rosette and purfling.

The herringbone purfle is a classy visual feature and we find it also adds to the tone and responsiveness of the instrument. By cutting into the outer edge of the soundboard and replacing with herringbone, you are making changes in how the top is isolated from the side of the guitar, how freely it moves and in what direction. In our experience the addition of the herringbone makes the guitar feel a bit more "opened up" right from the start.

This 1995 Santa Cruz OM Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with LR Baggs Element is in good condition with a few scratches and dents on the top, back and sides. The finish on the neck is severely worn and there is moderate fretwear especially on the 1,2,3 frets. Most wear and damage can be seen in the detailed photos below. It includes the original hardshell case.

Specifications:

  • Serial: 618
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale: 25.5
  • Year: 1995
  • Bracing: Scalloped
  • Inlays: 2mm dots
  • Rosette: Herringbone
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Bridge: Ebony Belly
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
  • Tuners: Chrome Enclosed Tuners
  • Purfling: Herringbone
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
  • Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Style
  • Backstrip: Zipper
  • Headstock Shape: Solid Square
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: SCGC Logo
  • Frets To Body: 14
  • Neck Profile: V with Volute
  • Body Depth: 3.25-4.25"
  • Lower Bout Width: 15.25"
  • Upper Bout Width: 11.25"
  • Waist: 9.25"
  • Body Length: 19.375"
  • Pickup(s): L.R. Baggs Element
  • Pickup Controls: Volume & Tone
  • Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
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