Santa Cruz OM Grand, 'The Tree' Mahogany and Bearclaw European Spruce - Pre-Owned


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If there ever were a best of all worlds guitar, this OM Grand from Santa Cruz, sporting back and sides from "The Tree", may well be it. "The Tree" was a towering mahogany cut down in the mid-60s in Central America, and initially was used in crafting furniture and decorations. But by the 1980s, guitar makers had gotten their hands on sets of this rare wood and started building instruments out of it. Though at first appreciated visually for its incredible figuring - one might almost mistake it for master-grade quilted maple with a dark finish - players and builders alike soon were taken by its unique tone, which seemed to combine the clarity of mahogany with a healthy dose of rosewood-like complexity and lush overtones.

Inspired by Martin's 0000, Santa Cruz's OM Grand has an ever-so-slightly wider lower bout that still sits comfortably, especially combined with the slim 4-1/8" depth. The result is extra projection and bass, but with no less responsiveness for lighter pickers. A beautifully bearclawed European spruce top offers warmth and clarity, with plenty of headroom for digging in.

Though pre-owned, this 2018 model comes to us in excellent condition, structurally as well as cosmetically. Its original hard case is included.

  • Body size: OM Grand
  • Top: Bearclaw European spruce
  • Back and sides: "The Tree" mahogany
  • Bracing: Scalloped
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany with V profile
  • Scale length: 25.375"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing at saddle: 2-3/16"
  • Depth: 4-1/8"
  • Lower bout: 16"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Back stripe: Zipper
  • Finish: Natural
  • Case: Original hard case
  • Serial number: 274
  • Year of build: 2018


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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.

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