Santa Cruz OM Custom 'Old Growth Sitka Spruce / Bubinga' Acoustic Guitar

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

Prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary Santa Cruz OM Custom 'Old Growth Sitka Spruce / Bubinga' Acoustic Guitar, available exclusively at Acoustic Centre. This awe-inspiring instrument embodies the rich history and versatility of the Orchestra Model (OM), delivering clean, loud mid-range and trebles with a slightly predominant bass that will astound players of all genres.

Originally designed in the 1920s to cut through the sound of orchestral instruments, the OM quickly established itself as a powerful and versatile voice for public performances. In the early 1980s, Santa Cruz Guitar Company reintroduced the OM in a smaller-bodied form, incorporating the finest attributes of vintage and contemporary design. This practice of combining the best of both worlds instead of simply copying has made Santa Cruz a favorite among musicians worldwide.

The Santa Cruz OM is revered by players ranging from blazing flat picker James Nash to the soulful melodies of John Mayer and the expressive performances of Elvis Costello. Its delightful versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of playing styles, from fingerstyle to contemporary flat picking. With its clean, balanced tonal character and exceptional projection, the OM has become Santa Cruz's flagship model.

This custom-ordered OM is a breathtaking masterpiece in every sense. Its stunning Old Growth Sitka Spruce top, paired with Adirondack Spruce bracing, produces a rich, deep tone with breathtaking harmonic complexity. The back and sides of this instrument showcase the newest addition to Santa Cruz's collection of world-class tonewoods—a highly figured African timber known as Bubinga. With its captivating range of colors, from pink to orange to bronze, and a voice that falls somewhere between Indian Rosewood and Honduran Mahogany, Bubinga offers outstanding sustain and harmonic complexity reminiscent of Cocobolo or Ebony, but with a sweeter, warmer tone.

Additional premium appointments include Bubinga body binding with black neck and peghead binding, a Bubinga headstock overlay featuring a Mother of Pearl SCGC logo inlay, and Chrome Gotoh 510 tuners. This instrument comes with an Ameritage hardshell case to ensure its protection and safekeeping.

Prepare to embark on a musical journey like no other with the Santa Cruz OM Custom 'Old Growth Sitka Spruce / Bubinga' Acoustic Guitar, available exclusively at Acoustic Centre. Its exceptional craftsmanship, superb tonal qualities, and exquisite aesthetics make it a true testament to Santa Cruz Guitar Company's dedication to creating instruments of unrivaled quality. Visit our online store or physical shop in Melbourne to explore the world of Santa Cruz and discover the OM's transformative capabilities for yourself.

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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We endeavour to show the actual instrument in stock whenever possible, but the guitar in stock may differ slightly from the one shown on our website. Materials used can look different from guitar to guitar, including timber grain and colour, parts colours and finishing. If an instrument is a one-of-a-kind or preowned guitar, the picture will always be of the actual guitar in stock, but production models may have slight variations to the picture shown.

If you're after a particular look, feel free to email us at or send us a message through our chat service to request photos of the actual guitar in stock. We are more than happy to send through pictures of all in-stock guitars, to make your choice easier.

Please note that returns will not be accepted for variations in timber grain /  colouring, finish variations and parts colouring, unless there is a fault with the instrument. If you have any questions at all regarding an instrument's appearance, just drop us a line - we're always happy to send photos, and if we have more than one instrument in stock you'll be able to choose the exact guitar that you receive!

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