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
Made In USA
Body Type Auditorium, Classical 4/4, Concert, Dreadnought, Jumbo, Mini Jumbo, Orchestra, Other, Parlor, Travel/Small
Cutaway? No, Yes
Massive/Laminate Wood Massive Body, Massive Top
Top Material Family Ash, Basswood, Blackwood, Bunya, Cedar, Cherry, Dao, Koa, Mahogany, Maple, Pine, Poplar, Redwood, Spruce, Ziricote
Body Material Family Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Agathis, Alder, Aluminum, Ash, Balsa, Basswood, Blackwood, Cherry, Cocobolo, Dao, HPL, Koa, Limewood, Mahogany, Maple, Meranti, Myrtlewood, Nato, Nyatoh, Oak, Okoume, Ovangkol, Pau Ferro, Pine, Poplar, Radiata, Rosewood, Sapele, Sassafras, Snakewood, Spruce, Swamp Ash, Walnut, Zebrawood, Ziricote
Fretboard Material Family Brownwood, Ebony, Ferro, Jatoba, Katalox, Laurel, Maple, Micarta, Oak, Ovangkol, Pau Ferro, Richlite, Rosewood, Sonokeling, Walnut, Wenge, Ziricote
Neck Material Family Birch, Cedar, Hardwood, Mahogany, Maple, Nato, Okoume, Panga Panga, Rosewood, Sapele, Wenge
String Number 10, 11, 12, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Number of Frets 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Neck joint at 12th fret, 13th fret, 14th fret
Amplified? No, Yes
Pickup Configuration Microphone, Piezo
Active Pickup? No, Yes
Pickup Brand Aguilar, Aria, B&G Guitars, Bare Knuckle, Baton Rouge, Cole Clark, Crafter, Delano, DiMarzio, Duesenberg, EMG, ESP Ltd., Fender, Fishman, Gibson, Godin, Gretsch, Harmony, Häussel Pickups, Höfner, Ibanez, Kent Armstrong, L.R. Baggs, Lag, Lakland, Lindy Fralin, Lollar, Macmull Custom Guitars, Music Man, Nik Huber, Prodipe, Prodipe Guitars, PRS, Reveho, Rickenbacker, Sandberg, Schecter, Seymour Duncan, Shadow, Squier, Strandberg, Suhr, Takamine, Taylor, Tim Shaw, TV Jones, Wilkinson, Yamaha
Left-Friendly? Yes, No
Lefty/Right Handed Left Handed, Right Handed
Colour Black, Blue, Brown, Burgundy, Burst, Copper, Cream, Gold, Green, Grey, Natural, Orange, Other, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, Turquoise, White, Yellow

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