Santa Cruz OM/PW Sitka Spruce & Rosewood
The Santa Cruz OM Pre-War Model is designed with many of the features in bracing and tone that the emerging singer-songwriter, the working musician, or a serious amateur will find desirable at a price before unheard of in guitars of this caliber.
The advanced X braces, which is the bracing pattern Pre-War refers to, is a good tonal option for those using the guitar for smaller accompaniment or rhythm. This style bracing gives the smaller bodied OM an incredible presence and bass response, yet retains a good balance with strong midrange and bright powerful response. The OM/PW is always a shop favorite for that reason... it sounds so good and responds so well, players never want to put it down.
Sitka Spruce is featured on the top of the OM/PW models and it excels in this configuration. Sitka, being a bit softer than Adirondack, responds with more volume and low-end when played with a lighter attack, yet can hold up to some mild flatpicking as well. The Indian Rosewood back produces a rich, balanced tone that compliments the Sitka top perfectly.
The OM/PW is presented with beautiful appointments to emphasize master grade materials, tone and workmanship over decoration. The PW version is perfect for the aficionado that loves the OM's versatility and ergonomics though prefers additional bass for traditional picking styles and impressive rhythm work.
This OM PW features a custom ivoroid body binding, abalone rosette and top boarder, 2mmabalone dots on the fingerboard, abalone SCGC headstock inlay and ebony bridge pins with abalone dots.
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