Here’s a brand new example of Santa Cruz’ venerable OM Pre-War, with a sitka top with some nice silking and dark, beautiful East Indian rosewood. Simple aesthetics, and complex, nuanced tone. I ordered this one with a C neck. From Santa Cruz’s catalog: 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. Lifetime warranty and hardshell case.


Condition: New; Top: Sitka spruce; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fretboard; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 15 1/4; Depth: 4 1/3; Scale: 25.375; Binding: Black; Purfling: b/w/b; Rosette: b/w/b; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); Retail: $5100