2012 Santa Cruz SCGC OM Model Acoustic Guitar-Bearclaw Top-Figured Mahogany Back/Sides


Santa Cruz SCGC OM Model Acoustic Guitar-Bearclaw Top-Figured Mahogany Back/Sides.



Roadhouse USA location:

Exceptional Santa Cruz OM with numerous custom appointments.

According to Santa Cruz:

OM- Serial #4451.

This guitar was finished in 2012, and customized with 1929 Style appointments (which includes the shape of neck, binding material, and inlay appointments).  This guitar was also customized with Figured Mahogany back and sides, a Bear Claw European Spruce Top, Adirondack braces attached with hot hide glue, 1-3/4″  Nut width, 2-1/4″  bridge spacing, Nickel Waverly Tuners with Ebony Buttons, a belly bridge, a sunburst finish.

It is in near mint condition and is an incredible example of SCGC quality.

The options alone on this guitar total nearly an extra $3k with the Bear Claw European Spruce Top and the incredible Figured Mahogany back and sides being highlights. Get this one while you can!


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 favorite.The OM is delightfully versatile. Our OM players range from blazing flat picker James Nash to John Mayer and Elvis Costello. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company OM provides clean, loud mid-range and trebles that are complimented by a slightly predominant bass. Deeply appreciated for fingerstyle and contemporary flat picking work, the OM is our number one request.

Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
Back Stripe Zipper
Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type European Spruce
Rosette Herringbone
Purfling Herringbone
Bracing/Voicing Scalloped
Neck Peghead Solid Square
Peghead Binding Ivoroid
Overlay Material Ebony
Headstock Inlay SCGC
Width at Nut 1-3/4″
Neck Shape V with Volute
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
Inlay 2mm dots
Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
Binding Ivoroid
Scale Length 25.375
Finish Top Clear
Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
Neck Clear/Matte
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
Tuners/gears Nickel Waverly