Santa Cruz OM, Quilted Sapele & Carpathian Spruce
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Back in the 1980s, Santa Cruz was one of the first companies to reintroduce the versatile, classic Orchestra Model, taking elements of the old pre-war Martin OMs and refining them into something all their own. Sapele is a sustainable tonewood that is gaining popularity, not just for its beautiful, tight figuring but also for its tonal similarity to Honduran mahogany - that is to say, midrange focused, woody, and full-bodied. The top is Carpathian spruce, which sits just a notch below Adirondack on the stiffness scale. Though quite similar, it takes less time to open up and achieve a richer, played-in tone. In keeping with tradition, Adirondack bracing and hot hide glue construction further recreate that classic OM sound. This SCGC OM is like a souped up OM-18, and its powerful, woody voice is an excellent choice for the flatpicker who prefers a medium-sized guitar.
- Body: OM
- Top: Carpathian spruce
- Back and sides: Quilted sapele
- Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack w/ hot hide glue
- Scale length: 25.375"
- Nut width: 1-3/4"
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Rosette: Sapele
- Headstock overlay: Sapele
- End pins: Bone
- Serial number: 5840
- Year of build: 2021
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Why buy this guitar
- Santa Cruz was one of the first companies to revive the pre-war OM back in the 1980s
- Sapele is a sustainable, and beautiful, alternative to Honduran mahogany, providing many of the same tonal qualities
- Minimal, vintage-inspired appointments keep the focus on the beauty of the tonewoods
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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. With the aim of developing a true custom shop, a small team in the hills of Santa Cruz, California, build around 400 ‘heirloom quality’ instruments every year.