Santa Cruz OM Guitar with Adirondack Spruce & Figured Mahogany
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 Santa Cruz 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.
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 Santa Cruz 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 the number one request from Santa Cruz.
This instrument features an Adirondack Spruce top combined with Figured Mahogany back and sides.
Appointments to this Santa Cruz include Adirondack Bracing with Hot Hide Glue construction.
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