In the 1920s, the Orchestra Model was introduced as a larger bodied guitar loud enough to be heard with orchestral instruments.
The orchestra model, while louder than smaller guitars, was not as large as the dreadnought, which soon eclipsed it.
Santa Cruz was among the first contemporary builders to reintroduce this now mid-sized favorite.
Santa Cruz's practice of combining the most desirable attributes of old and new, rather than copying, made for a very successful introduction of the OM to a whole new audience and inspire a widespread reintroduction of the modelwith other builders.
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.
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 predominate bass.
Deeply appreciated for fingerstyle and contemporary flat picking work, the OM is our number one request.
East Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce. Hardshell case included.
The model in stock has a sunburst finish (not shown in image).