In the 1920′s, the Orchestra Model was originally intended to be a large guitar capable of being heard over other orchestral instruments, hence the OM name. Although it fit the bill, its relatively large body was soon eclipsed by the mighty dreadnought. Fortunately, the OM had secured its place in history as a powerful and versatile voice for public performance. Santa Cruz was among the first modern builders to reintroduce this now smaller bodied favorite at the beginning of the Eighties. Our practice of combining the most desirable attributes of old and new, rather than copying, made for a very successful introduction of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company to a whole new audience. With some irony, this acclaim encouraged the venerable originator of the OM to reintroduce the model to their line. Eric Clapton’s historic performance on the debut of MTV Unplugged set us on a course for another 25 years of success with this now perennial favourite.
This model has been custom-ordered with a shorter 24.75" scale length for player comfort, Adirondack spruce top and braces, hide-glue construction and a slimmer 1-11/16" nut width. It has the full, rich, airy tone that SCGC OM's are known for, with superb. Includes Ameritage hardshell case.
Body Wood Type - Mahogany Back Stripe - Zipper Binding - Ivoroid Top Wood Type - Adirondack Spruce Rosette - Herringbone Purfling - Herringbone Bracing/Voicing Scalloped Neck Peghead - Solid Square Peghead Binding - None Overlay Material - Ebony Headstock Inlay - None Width at Nut 1-11/16" Neck Shape - V with Volute Fingerboard Side Dots - Black Inlay - 2mm dots Width at 14th Fret - 2-3/16 Binding - Ivoroid Scale Length - 24.75" Finish Top - Clear Back & Sides - Clear/Buffed Neck Clear/Matte Setup - Pickguard Tortoise Tuners/gears - Nickel Waverly
Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide express shipping on all accessory orders (excluding bulky items including amplifiers and cases) over $50, and free express shipping with courier tracking on all instruments, amplifiers and cases over $599.
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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