Santa Cruz OM Custom 'Tunnel 13 Redwood / East Indian Rosewood' Acoustic Guitar

Santa Cruz are known for their incredible craftsmanship and stunning hand-selected timbers, and this custom-designed OM has to be one of the most jaw-dropping examples that we've ever had the pleasure of playing. Santa Cruz has paired superb East Indian Rosewood back-and-sides with a soundboard of reclaimed 'Tunnel 13' Redwood, a rare, sought-after and historic timber with a fascinating story.

This old-growth redwood was originally harvested in the 1880's in Southwestern Oregon from trees thousands of years old, before being utilised as support beams in railway tunnels for over a quarter of a century. Tunnel 13, in Oregon's Siskiyou Pass, was the site of the last Great Train Robbery of the 20th century, in October 1923. The tunnel was eventually demolished in 2003, and the redwood beams were reclaimed by instrument makers. Only a tiny amount of these storied redwood beams were ever made available, of which Santa Cruz secured a small amount. 

Tonally, this old-growth redwood is loud and clear, with the responsiveness of the best Adirondack, and the roundness and chime of Cedar. It has incredible projection, enhanced by the piano-like roundness of the Indian Rosewood back-and-sides. The sound is soulful and intimate, with an enormous dynamic range and endless headroom. It can handle any sort of playing you can imagine - fingerpicking is effortless and rich, while strummed chords are balanced, complex and expressive.

Other custom features of this OM include tasteful Tortoisehell body binding, 42-Style Mother Of Pearl fretboard inlays, scalloped Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue construction, and a spectacular custom 'Fade' finish, which accentuates the beautiful redwood grain.

'Tunnel 13' Redwood is now no longer available to order from Santa Cruz, making this possibly one of the last of its kind. This one-off custom OM is a once-in-a-lifetime instrument, and a true heirloom guitar in every sense. Includes Santa Cruz hardshell case.

Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
  Back Stripe Thin Black Strip
  Binding Tortoise
Top Wood Type Reclaimed 'Tunnel 13' Redwood
  Rosette 1929 Style
  Purfling Purfle Combo
  Bracing/Voicing Scalloped Adirondack with Hide Glue
Neck Peghead Solid Square
  Peghead Binding None
  Overlay Material Ebony
  Headstock Inlay Ivoroid Script Logo
  Width at Nut 1-3/4″
  Neck Shape V with Volute
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
  Inlay 42 Style MOP
  Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
  Binding Black
  Scale Length 25.375
Finish Top Custom Fade
  Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  Neck Clear/Matte
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
  Tuners/gears Nickel Waverly

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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. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery. Deliveries to most major capital cities are usually within 2 - 4 business days, and regional areas and WA deliveries are usually within 8 working days. This can change at busier periods for our delivery providers, and is shown as a guide only.

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