SANTA CRUZ OM GRAND ITALIAN SPRUCE AFRICAN BLACKWOOD (SOLD)


This Santa Cruz guitar is built with a bearclaw Italian spruce top and African rosewood back and sides. The tone is punchy, focus and extremely musical. One can easily mistake this as a dreadnought in an OM body.

Santa Cruz's OM Grand is a bigger, lusher, louder sister to their extremely popular OM model. In comparison, the OM Grand embodies the same elegance, only in increased quantity of volume, projection and bass. More isn’t necessarily better, though in the context of a band’s competing acoustic instruments the ‘more’ of the OM Grand assures the guitar’s rightful dominance in the ensemble.

The strength of the OM Grand isn’t limited to sheer volume. In the sometimes restrained presence of solo fingerstyle playing, the inherent power of this guitar will generate a forceful bloom, requiring less effort with no loss of nuance.The best available tone woods are selected, voiced and tuned, as they are on all SCGC models.

The Italian spruce top is a similar species of wood as German spruce but it comes from a different region with slightly different attributes. It is a bit warmer in color and is often said to be more focused with a slightly stronger fundamental tone when compared to German spruce. It pairs very well with African blackwood which is well regarded for its outstanding volume and power. The tonal richness of African blackwood is also often compared to Brazilian rosewood by numerous luthiers, besting it in some ways.

This consigned guitar is well cared for by its owner and is in pretty much brand new condition. If you are looking for an extremely musical sounding guitar with a big vibrant tone in a small package, this build will certainly not disappoint.

​​Pre-owned Santa Cruz OM Grand with a venetian cutaway.​​

Herringbone purfling and ivoroid binding over a bearclaw Italian spruce top.

​​A classy herringbone rosette paired with an tortoise pickguard.

Ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl dot inlays.

​​A classy herringbone rosette paired with an tortoise pickguard

Ebony bridge matched with ebony pins with pearl dots.

​​Mahogany neck with ivoroid heel cap and decorative backstrip.

African blackwood back and sides with ivoroid binding and decorative backstrip.

​​Ebony faceplate with Santa Cruz mother of pearl logo.

Waverly nickel tuners provides for additional tuning precision and stability.

​​Front view of Santa Cruz OM Grand guitar in Italian spruce and African blackwood.

Back view of Santa Cruz OM Grand guitar in Italian spruce and African blackwood.

Full Specifications

Top Wood : Bearclaw Italian Spruce

Back Wood : African Blackwood

Rosette : Herringbone

Purfling : Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing : Scalloped

Back Stripe : Zipper

Binding : Ivoroid

Side Purfling : none

Neck Peghead : Solid Square

Peghead Binding : Ivoroid

Overlay Material : Ebony

Headstock Inlay : SCGC logo

Scale Length : 25.375

Neck Shape : V with Volute

Fingerboard Side Dots : Black

Fingerboard Inlay : 2mm dots

Fingerboard Width at 14th Fret : 2-3/16

Fingerboard Binding : Ivoroid

Fingerboard Width at Nut : 1-3/4″

Pickguard : Tortoise – OM/H Shape

Tuners : Waverly Nickel (4060)

Bridge Spacing : Regular, 2-3/16″

Case : Premium hardshell case

Retail Price : SGD$8250

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