Guitars like these just don’t come around too often for lefties. This is a beautiful custom ordered 2008 Santa Cruz OM-42, featuring some beautiful old growth straight grained Brazilian rosewood, a European spruce top, 42-style pearl trimmed body and rosette, 45-style abalone torch inlay on the headstock, an ebony pyramid bridge with fossilized ivory saddle and nut, 45-style fingerboard inlays (Dave Nichols), nickel Waverley tuners and Gurian ebony bridge pins with abalone dots. The guitar is in excellent condition, it has just been through the Santa Cruz workshop. There is a small 1.5 inch hairline crack in the wood near the endpin that is of no structural concern as the sides of the guitar are not under tension — Brazilian is somewhat prone to doing that on the grain lines . Action is flawless, the guitar plays and sounds like a dream, as it should with woods like these. I don’t have to tell you how expensive Brazilian like this has become; Santa Cruz’s best Brazilian adds $10,500 to the price of any guitar. This guitar would price at $19,800 new today. Excellent opportunity to grab a finely appointed Santa Cruz with the kind of Brazilian you just can’t find within reach any more. With original hardshell case and original beveled tortoise pickguard, which was never attached.
Condition: Preowned, excellent, 1 small side crack, see description; Top: European spruce; Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fretboard; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 15 1/4; Depth: 4 1/3; Scale: 25.4; Binding: Ivoroid; Purfling: Style 42 pearl; Rosette: Style 42 pearl; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $19,800