OM Pre-War

The Santa Cruz OM Prewar honors its pre-WWII predecessors. 

The Orchestra model acoustic guitar dates back to 1929, when C.F Martin started making them due to a client’s request. Soon after the OM became the acoustic guitar everyone uses. Santa Cruz designed the OM/PW (Prewar) after those pre-WWII rare guitars with an advanced X and scalloped top bracing. The results is a louder and fuller sounding guitar. You will not find fancy rare woods or ornaments on the OM Prewar as it is not that kind of a guitar. Santa Cruz went after authenticity and kept the OM Prewar simple and stunning.

OM Pre-War technical specifications

Manufacturer Santa Cruz
String Number 6
Body Type Family Auditorium
Body Type OM
Cutaway? No
Solid/Laminate Wood Solid Body, Solid Top
Top Material Sitka Spruce
Body Material Indian Rosewood
Fretboard Material Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany
Number of Frets 20
Neck joint at 14th fret
Scale Length (inch) 25.37
Nut Width (inch) 1.75
Finish Natural
Amplification Unamplified
Pickup Active/Passive No Pickup
Left-Friendly? No
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Made In USA

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