Santa Cruz OM Pre-War, Figured Mahogany & Cedar - Pre-Owned


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Honoring the renowned pre-WWII guitars that set the standard for craftsmanship and tone, this Santa Cruz OM Pre-War is crafted with a cedar top and figured mahogany back and sides, as well as an advanced scalloped X-bracing. This design has proven itself time and time again, and ensures a large bass response and overall volume, in addition to a throaty presence that the pre-war examples are known for. Its appointments are understated, sporting a violin purfle rosette, single violin purfling, and a simple black line backstrip. 

These minimalistic yet sleek appointments allow the master-grade materials, tone, and craftsmanship to speak for themselves. Versatility and ergonomic design make the Santa Cruz OM Pre-War ideal for fingerstyle and flatpicking aficionados who seek the the high-quality design of a vintage-inspired, boutique instrument without the the additional costs of rare woods and ornamentation. The prior owner took fantastic care of it, bringing it to us in excellent condition.

  • Top: Cedar 
  • Back and sides: Figured mahogany 
  • Brace pattern: Advanced scalloped X-bracing
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: V
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-3/16"
  • Fretboard and bridge: Ebony 
  • Tuners: Schaller open-back 
  • Truss rod: Adjustable 
  • Serial number: 5236
  • Year: 2006


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Santa Cruz Guitar Company

Founded by Richard Hoover in 1976, the Santa Cruz Guitar Company brought boutique guitar making to the forefront of the steel string guitar business.

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