• Santa Cruz 1934 OM-42 Custom

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    Beautiful Santa Cruz 1934 OM-42 Custom with a unique flavor that oozes a vintage vibe through the use of Old-Growth Madagascar Rosewood and Old-Growth Adirondack Red Spruce, classic herringbone purling, scalloped/advanced X Adirondack bracing and vintage ivoroid rosette. Richard Hoover and this team know how to build high-end acoustics.

    The Santa Cruz 1934 OM-42 Custom model came about when fans of the venerable 1934 D Model began requesting the same build in a smaller, OM body and then adding the 42-style appointments. The highest quality, old-growth tone woods, combined with SCGC’s relaxed assembly, produce an unrivaled vintage tone from its first notes, and it only gets better with age. Both master grade Madagascar Rosewood and Adirondack from the 1930s, Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue, vintage tinted bindings and top… every detail of this guitar was specifically chosen to produce an old world, vintage sound in a pristine, new instrument.

    One of the strongest explanations why these old growth tonewood sounds better is the crystallization process that has been going on for almost one hundred years. Crystallization is a chemical process within the wood veins. The nutrients flow through this sticky stuff called sap. When the tree dies, the circulation of the nutrients in the sap stream stops. Wood is then cut and dried. But drying only removes the water inside the tree, not the sap. Sap has a flexible, sticky cellular structure that absorbs energy. By getting older, the sap crystallizes due to a polymerization process. Crystallized sap is like glass and has little energy absorption. Hence, the string energy gets transferred almost free of restriction. The older the cut wood is longer the crystallization process was going on, the better the energy is transfer. That is why these old instruments sound awesome. And that is why Richard uses old-growth wood for the 1934 models. This wood comes from unexpected places, like an abandoned shipyard in New Orleans in 1900. The other important reason why Richard used old-growth wood as much as possible is the deforestation problem worldwide. Richard and his team want to be part of the solution and by using old wood and not cutting a tree, Santa Cruz is part of the solution.



    • Model: 1934 OM
    • Serial #: 6125
    • Construction: Hot hide glue
    • Body Wood: Old-Growth Mastergrade Madagascar Rosewood
    • Top Wood: Old-Growth mastergrade Adirondack
    • Bracing: Adirondack
    • Back Stripe: Zipper
    • Body Binding: Ivoroid w/ side purfle
    • Side Purfling: bwb violin
    • Tail wedge ivoroid
    • Rosette: Vintage Style Ivoroid
    • Purfling: Herringbone
    • Bracing: scalloped / advanced X Adirondack -Hot Hide Glue
    • Soundhole: 3-3/4″
    • Peghead: solid square
    • Peghead Binding: I/B/I .090
    • Peghead Overlay: Ebony
    • Peghead Inlay: Abalone Torch
    • Scale Length: 25.375″ – 645 mm
    • Neck: V with volute
    • Fingerboard: Ebony, compound radius
    • Fingerboard Inlays: SCGC mini logo @ 16th fret
    • Width at Nut: 1-3/4″ – 44.5 mm
    • String spacing @ bridge:  2-5/16″
    • F-Board Binding: I/B/I .090
    • Side Dots: black
    • Finish: Buffed Nitro Cellulose, clear
    • Finish Top: Nitro Cellulose, Vintage Tinted
    • Pickguard: Dalmatian
    • Tuners: Gold Waverly Nickel w/ Oval buttons
    • Pick-Up: optional
    • Case: SCGC branded Ameritage hard-shellCase