I have an OM Grand , I would think most of them come with the standard neck profile. If you have a profile that you really are bound to, Santa Cruz can always do that for you. When I got my first Santa Cruz I felt the same way, but it didn’t take me long to get used to it. I think it comes in handy when playing in classical position especially. You could definitely email Carolyn at the SCGC main email with the serial number and get the details. She’ll let you know if it’s standard or not or how they were doing it in 1996.