Santa Cruz Guitar Company Santa Cruz Newsletter Divider SCGC Forum

OM/PW Model

The Guitars
ompw-model-1 ompw-model-2 ompw-model-3 ompw-model-4 ompw-model-5 ompw-model-6

Description

The Pre-War Orchestra Model honors its pre-WWII predecessors with an advanced X and scalloped top bracing. This time-tested design ensures large bass response and overall volume. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has placed it as one of the most important instruments of the last 20 years. The OM/PW is presented with understated appointments to emphasize master grade materials, tone and workmanship. It is perfect for the aficionado that loves the advantages of a professional boutique instrument without the cost of rare wood and ornamentation. The OM’s versatility and ergonomics lend great appeal for traditional picking styles and impressive rhythm work. Expect the predominant bass and throaty presence of the surviving pre-war antiques.


Specifications

Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
  Back Stripe None
  Binding Black
Top Wood Type Sitka Spruce
  Rosette Violin Purfle Combo
  Purfling Single Violin Purfling
  Bracing/Voicing Advanced X/Scalloped
Neck Peghead Solid
  Peghead Binding None
  Overlay Material Indian Rosewood
  Headstock Inlay SCGC
  Width at Nut 1-3/4"
  Neck Shape V with Volute
Fingerboard Side Dots White
  Inlay 2mm dots
  Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
  Binding Black
  Scale Length 25.375
Finish Top Clear
  Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  Neck Clear/Matte
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
  Tuners/gears Nickel open-back
Dimensions Body Length 19.375"
  Body Depth 3.25-4.25"
  Number of Frets 20
  Frets Clear of the Body 14
  Lower Bout 15.25"
  Waist 9.25"
  Upper Bout 11.25"
Guitar specifications are subject to change; please consult SCGC or an authorized dealer prior to buying for the most current specifications.


Video