2006 Santa Cruz OMS Carpathian Spruce Short Scale ID-5092
2006 Santa Cruz OMS Carpathian Spruce Short Scale
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, where he played an OM, set us on a course for another 25 years of success with this now perennial favorite.
This OMS is delightfully versatile, responding extremely well to fingerstyle passages thanks to the Carpathian Spruce top. The Indian Rosewood back and sides provide a rich low end and is perfectly balanced, as are all Santa Cruz models.
Santa Cruz OM players range from blazing flat picker James Nash to John Mayer, Brad Paisley and Elvis Costello. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company OM provides clean, loud mid-range and trebles that are complimented by a slightly predominate bass.
This guitar has very slight playing wear... there is some very light finish scratching on the pickguard, lower bout of the top, the headstock, and the back and sides that is consistent with the 2006 build date. Hardshell case included.
- Top: Carpathian Spruce
- Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Short Scale
- Rosette: Herringbone
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped
- Peghead: Solid
- Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
- Pehead Overlay: Ebony with SCGC Logo
- Neck Shape: V with Volute
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Tuners: Nickel Gotoh
- Upper Bout: 11 1/4"
- Waist: 9 1/4"
- Lower Bout: 15 1/4"
- Frets: 14 to body
- Body Depth: 4.25"
- Body Length: 19 3/8"
- Hardshell Case Included