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Santa Cruz Guitars, handcrafted in California, are hand voiced and tuned for a sophistication of sound that you won’t outgrow. Each Santa Cruz guitar is built in strict climate control for stability and crafted with the experience of professional repair technicians for easy maintenance and to ensure the success of future restoration. Other features such as a dovetail neck joint, light build style, and nitrocellulose lacquer finishes make Santa Cruz acoustic guitars truly exceptional in every way. Browse our inventory below and come and play one of these for yourself!

 
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2009 Santa Cruz Custom 000 Cedar and Figured Mahogany with Adirondack Braces and Hot Hide Glue

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 2009 Santa Cruz Custom 000 Cedar and Figured Mahogany with Adirondack Braces and Hot Hide Glue

The OOO is the 12-fret predecessor of the OM. If access past the 12th fret is of no concern, the OOO adds some distinct advantages tonally and cosmetically. The extension of the body to the 12th fret adds additional airspace, which translates into increased sound volume and a more predominate bass in the EQ.

The slotted peghead is a standard feature that adds classic styling. The peghead’s reduced mass accentuates the guitar’s open, airy ambiance, making it a fingerstyle favorite.

Custom appointments on this instrument include the custom Cedar top and figured Mahogany back and sides. Cedar is a very soft tonewood that requires minimal attack to make it produce a lush sound, when combined with mahogany this guitar produces a sound that is very warm and responsive with articulate tones.

Because of the Figured Mahogany back and sides this guitar is extremely versatile and shines, both at fingerstyle playing as well as fingerpicking. Warm, lush, yet defined with great note definition.

The Benefits of the Adirondack Bracing can't be ignored, adding not only responsiveness, but a new level of detail and clarity. The Adirondack Bracing helps to stiffen the top, making it that much more powerful with more headroom and overall volume as well as providing a very focused tone that is only complimented by the 000's body size.

Hide glue, an additional custom appointment, has been phased out by most luthiers due to its labor intensive application & difficulty in building a spotless, clean body interior. Hot hide glue sets up like glass, offering a more immediate and efficient transfer of energy throughout the top, making the overall guitar more responsive with a clarity of tone that is unmatched.

This guitar is finished off with gorgeous custom appointments including Tweed Herringbone top purfling and sound hole rosette, Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay with vintage Santa Cruz script logo inlay, and a custom Tweed backstripe and end stripe.

You’ve seen the SCGC OOO on stage with Jeff Tweedy and Dave Matthews as a solid performing songwriter’s tool. It has also been heard in numerous recordings as a mainstay of pro session players. You will find immediate purpose for the OOO and wonder why you didn’t have it in your arsenal all along.

This 2009 Santa Cruz Custom 000 Cedar and Figured Mahogany with Adirondack Braces and Hot Hide Glue is in excellent + condition with only a few very minor scratches which we were unable to photograph and one small dent in the headstock as seen below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

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Pre Owned 2012 Santa Cruz OM PW Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces with Hot Hide Glue

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 Pre Owned 2012 Santa Cruz OM PW Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces with Hot Hide Glue

In the 1920's, the Orchestra Model was originally intended to be a large guitar capable of being heard over other orchestral instruments, hence the OM name. Although it fit the bill, its relatively large body was soon eclipsed by the mighty dreadnought. Fortunately, the OM had secured its place in history as a powerful and versatile voice for public performance.

Santa Cruz was among the first modern builders to reintroduce this now smaller bodied favorite at the beginning of the Eighties. Their practice of combining the most desirable attributes of old and new, rather than copying, made for a very successful introduction of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company to a whole new audience.

The OM Pre-War Model is designed with many of the features in bracing and tone that the emerging singer-songwriter, the working musician, or a serious amateur will find desirable at a price before unheard of in guitars of this caliber. The Santa Cruz OM/PW is always a shop favorite... it sounds so good and responds so well, players never want to put it down.

This OM/PW features a Sitka top with Indian Rosewood backa and sides and has been constructed with custom Adirondack braces. Adirondack braces are thinner and lighter making the guitar much more resonant and open. On this instrument the Adirondack Braces are connected with hot hide glue. Hide Glue sets up very hard, like glass, allowing more energy transfer through the bracing. Hot Hide Glue adds responsiveness across the spectrum. This type of glue was used on the early guitars we have all fallen in love with, but later phased out due to the time required to use it, not to mention the mess it makes. The sonic benefits can't be ignored, adding not only responsiveness, but a new level of detail and clarity.

Additional custom appointments include the Herringbone purfling with custom marquetry rosette. Not to be confused as just a cosmetic upgrade, the herringbone purfle on this guitar makes this OM much warmer with increased low end and richer high-end and an instant broken-in feel in regards to responsiveness.

This Pre Owned 2012 Santa Cruz OM PW Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces with Hot Hide Glue is in excellent condition with only a few minor surface scratches which do not penetrate the finish. There is very minor fretwear and it includes the original Hardshell Case.

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Santa Cruz 1934D Adirondack and Brazilian Rosewood

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 Santa Cruz 1934D Adirondack and Brazilian Rosewood

The iconic 1934 D from Santa Cruz continues to celebrate the mystic modern day instruments constructed of old growth woods.  Let's begin our review with a brief description from the Santa Cruz website:

"In 1934, the powerful 14-fret herringbone dreadnought was unleashed. This has become one of the most revered and sought after designs of the steel string acoustic guitar. No one has reproduced the essence of the iconic original, until now. The secret to the often superior tone of vintage instruments lies in aged woods (crystallized resins) and the relaxation of tensions built-in during manufacture. This is exactly what we account for in our 1934 D Model. Brazilian Rosewood cut in the 1930's, Adirondack Spruce tops/bracing from the same region as the originals and real hot hide glue are among our secret weapons. Hot hide glue is a time tested, natural adhesive that sets glass-like and resonant for a quicker, cleaner response. This isn't 'like the old stuff.' It is the old stuff. These rarified materials give us the foundation for a true and genuine vintage sound.

Not every venerable 1930's herringbone dreadnought was exceptional, as they were products of a small, though nonetheless factory, assembly. By applying our singular tuning and voicing talents and taking our time to ensure a relaxed assembly, we consistently access the secrets to the 'Old Bone' sound. The original lacquer formula, nitro-cellulose, is composed of the same stuff as trees; we are protecting and enhancing the sound of the instrument with a fine coating of wood! It is the only choice to complement this heirloom quality guitar.

The 1934 D Model's materials are very challenging to acquire. Availability is limited."

The folks at Santa Cruz don't feel it necessary to appoint the 1934 D with well-to-do fanciness - they let the wood do the talking, and choose classy appointments to add, rather than detract. These subtle touches help you get into that vintage frame of mind. The body is double bound in ivoroid, the back features a "zipper" stripe down the center, and the top is graced with the classic Dalmatian style pickguard. All of these subtle touches simply add to the overall feel without detracting from the task at hand.

The extraordinary aspect of this guitar is not only the ability to be the biggest baddest, loudest dreadnought at the party, it also exhibits the phenomenal string balance that is the sole of the Santa Cruz bench-build voicing style - (lest we forget, each guitar top is individually tapped for resonant testing for the particular wood set, then braces individually scalloped by hand).  It responds to the lightest, bare finger touch, yet dig in with a heavy pick and you will be rewarded by the select Adirondack top's definition and crispness.

The special set of Brazilian Rosewood selected for this one is even more unique than most... Straight grained, yet featuring complex shades of dark, dark chocolate to light sap line coloring - adding a 3D parallel to the beauty, and simple elegance of this guitar. The Hide glue construction makes for a fast note response on all of your single note lines, however adding a complexity to the overall tone chordally. Additionally, the custom and comfortable 1 3/4" nut width gives you plenty of room for complex chord shapes.

When the historians reflect upon the fundamental aspects of 20th century guitar building, the Santa Cruz 1934 D will be in that rare pantheon of the greatest guitars ever built.

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Santa Cruz Vintage Artist with Adirondack Bracing and Hot Hide Glue

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 Santa Cruz Vintage Artist with Adirondack Bracing and Hot Hide Glue

This Vintage Artist has a very large, nicely balanced sound.  The clarity of the master grade mahogany back and sides instantly remind you of the famous D-18 sound we've all fallen in love with, all while adding a little something extra to the sound. This particular set of mahogany is a beautiful and rich brown, almost red color with complimentary golden brown streaks.

Combined with an exceptional Sitka Spruce top, the low end is very lush and powerful... much more present than many mahogany backed guitars.  This particular Sitka top can handle some pretty heavy flatpicking while maintaining impressive headroom, sharing some characteristics of an Adirondack top without requiring quite as heavy pick attack.

This guitar has custom Adirondack Bracing with Hot Hide Glue.  The Benefits of the Adirondack Bracing can't be ignored, adding not only responsiveness, but a new level of detail and clarity. The Adirondack Bracing helps to stiffen the top, making it that much more powerful with more headroom and overall volume as well as providing a very focused tone that is only complimented by the 000's body size.

Hide glue, an additional custom appointment, has been phased out by most luthiers due to its labor intensive application & difficulty in building a spotless, clean body interior. Hot hide glue sets up like glass, offering a more immediate and efficient transfer of energy throughout the top, making the overall guitar more responsive with a clarity of tone that is unmatched.

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2012 Santa Cruz D PW Adirondack Top with Indian Rosewood and Adirondack Braces

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 2012 Santa Cruz D PW Adirondack Top with Indian Rosewood and Adirondack Braces

This dramatic sounding model was designed to introduce the superior sound of Santa Cruz Guitars to players that had been afraid to touch them. SCGC’s reputation for relentless quality and attendant high prices kept many from even trying one out. The Pre-War Model was okay to approach, not inexpensive but not completely intimidating either.

Given the opportunity to hear a truly sophisticated guitar, perhaps for the first time, players experience a paradigm shift in what they thought possible.

The D/PW’s powerful volume, overtones and rich presence is an epiphany to the uninitiated. There are no unnecessary design features on this model, simply the finest materials treated to SCGC’s state of the art lutherie. This instrument is the best value to be had in a professionally hand made guitar, period.

Adirondack Spruce, a special appointment on this guitar,  was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars that has come to be known as the "Holy Grail" of top woods. Adirondack has a high stiffness across and along the grain, making it one of the go-to topwoods for flatpickers.

Accompaniments like the Adirondack bracing makes this guitar that much more menacing. Adirondack Bracing offers a more efficient transfer of string energy to the top, since Adirondack is much stiffer than the standard Sitka braces. This allows for a more responsive and powerful sound board. Additionally, the Adirondack Braces are attached with hot hide glue. Hot Hide glue sets up like glass, offering a more immediate and efficient transfer of energy throughout the top, making the overall guitar more responsive with a clarity of tone that is unmatched.

This 2012 Santa Cruz D PW Adirondack Top with Indian Rosewood and Adirondack Braces has a few minor surface scratches on the pickguard and back which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

 

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Santa Cruz 1929 00 Mahogany Custom Full Body Sunburst Finish

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 Santa Cruz 1929 00 Mahogany Custom Full Body Sunburst Finish

Santa Cruz 1929 00 Mahogany Custom Full Body Sunburst Finish

When players start discussing tone, the conversation inevitably turns to vintage instruments. Maybe it stems from a reverence and longing for a bygone era, but it's hard to deny the magic in an instrument with rich history and unmistakable tone that only gets better with the passage of time.

In the past, we have commissioned a limited run of some remarkably special instruments from our short list of select builders. So when the idea of all Mahogany construction came up, the name Santa Cruz shortly followed. The 1929 Depression Era 00-17 is presented as an heirloom quality instrument from Santa Cruz Guitars, designed with simpler appointments reflecting the era, yet with all the mojo you would expect from a guitar with such a special namesake. Their selection of Mahogany tone woods offers snap and sparkle, a dry and airy tone - tone that hangs on to every note with ease.

The fine builders at Santa Cruz and wanted to insure this guitar would be an accurate representation of the era. In keeping with its nostalgic look of the 1920s - it bares a custom Santa Cruz headstock logo reminiscent of the era, inlaid in grained ivoroid. With one look it's clear that even designer Raymond Loewy would be proud to have designed it. The body is bound in Mahogany, a subtle addition we can not imagine the guitar without. Coupled with an elegantly appointed top, a simple two line rosette of grained ivoroid and single line purfling on the top and sides - our patience has been rewarded.

The 1929 Series was originally introduced as a limited run of 12 instruments, made exclusively for and designed with Artisan Guitars.  In fact, Bill took home number 13... the only guitar he has purchased for himself since opening the shop.

The finishing touch on this particular 1929 guitar is the custom full body sunburst over the highly impressive set of Mahogany. This finish and wood combination instantly set the guitar apart visually from our other 1929 models.

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2010 Santa Cruz Vintage Artist with Adirondack Bracing and Hot Hide Glue

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 2010 Santa Cruz Vintage Artist with Adirondack Bracing and Hot Hide Glue

Doc Watson, who owned the prototype of the Vintage Artist, said, “This is the Dreadnought I’ve been looking for all my life.” In 1991, Richard Hoover collaborated with vintage experts to identify the most desirable qualities of the iconic Pre-War D-18. Maestro Watson’s contributions to the concept were born of an appreciation of the clarity of Mahogany’s tone and his requirements for playability. At the time, Doc had put as many hours into Rockabilly on a Les Paul as he had on the Dreadnought. His lack of preoccupation with a particular vintage model played perfectly with SCGC’s philosophy to ‘combine, not copy.’ After Doc’s test pilot duties on the prototype, he offered this thoughtful testimonial: “Son, what do I have to do to keep this guitar?”

We present this instrument as the tonal equal and technical superior to the most respected Pre-War guitars. To achieve the characteristic EQ and tone of the legendary Doc Watson, aka ‘the Vintage Artist,’ this instrument features an advanced, scalloped X-bracing for powerful bass, complimented by the clear tone and definition of master grade Mahogany.

This 2010 Vintage Artist has a very large, nicely balanced sound. The clarity of the master grade mahogany back and sides instantly remind you of the famous D-18 sound we've all fallen in love with, all while adding a little something extra to the sound.

Combined with an exceptional Sitka Spruce top, the low end is very lush and powerful... much more present than many mahogany backed guitars.  This particular Sitka top can handle some pretty heavy flatpicking while maintaining impressive headroom, sharing some characteristics of an Adirondack top without requiring quite as heavy pick attack.

This guitar has custom Adirondack Bracing with Hot Hide Glue.  The Benefits of the Adirondack Bracing can't be ignored, adding not only responsiveness, but a new level of detail and clarity. The Adirondack Bracing helps to stiffen the top, making it that much more powerful with more headroom and overall volume as well as providing a very focused tone that is only complimented by the 000's body size.

Hide glue, an additional custom appointment, has been phased out by most luthiers due to its labor intensive application & difficulty in building a spotless, clean body interior. Hot hide glue sets up like glass, offering a more immediate and efficient transfer of energy throughout the top, making the overall guitar more responsive with a clarity of tone that is unmatched.

This 2010 Santa Cruz Vintage Artist with Adirondack Bracing and Hot Hide Glue is in good condition with a few dents and surface scratches which we attempted to captured in the detailed photographs below. It has minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

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Santa Cruz 1934 OM Adirondack and Old Growth Mahogany

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 Santa Cruz 1934 OM Adirondack and Old Growth Mahogany

Santa Cruz 1934 OM Adirondack and Old Growth Mahogany

The iconic 1934 line of guitars from Santa Cruz continues to celebrate the mystic modern day instruments constructed of old growth woods. Santa Cruz has enjoyed a great amount of critical and popular success with this model, and here at Artisan, we simply can’t rest! We decided to investigate the possibilities of re-creating the same pre-war aesthetics in smaller bodied instruments, namely the 14 fret 000, or OM.  Let us start with a bit of history in regards to the OM.

The OM, or Orchestra Model was introduced in 1929, at the suggestion of teacher and musician, Perry Bechtel of Atlanta, GA, who needed access to more frets on an instrument that, up until that time, had only 12 frets to the body joint. The first version of the OM-28 began to evolve immediately. First to go was the narrow, straight bridge, replaced by the more common “belly” bridge, which had a wider footing to better withstand the tension of steel strings. Pick wear around the edge of the sound hole prompted Martin to extend the small pick guard, creating the teardrop shape that is still in use today. The solid peghead with straight-through banjo tuners was possibly an attempt to appeal to banjo players, as right-angle guitar gears for solid peghead design had been widely available for decades. The banjo-style gears didn’t hold up well under guitar string tension, and were replaced by more ordinary guitar tuners by late 1931.

From Santa Cruz’s website, regarding their vision for the 1934 Series: "In 1934, the powerful 14-fret herringbone dreadnought was unleashed. This has become one of the most revered and sought after designs of the steel string acoustic guitar. No one has reproduced the essence of the iconic original, until now. The secret to the often superior tone of vintage instruments lies in aged woods (crystallized resins) and the relaxation of tensions built-in during manufacture.

This is exactly what we account for in our 1934 OM Model. Adirondack Spruce tops and bracing from the same region as the originals and real hot hide glue are among our secret weapons. Hot hide glue is a time tested, natural adhesive that sets glass-like and resonant for a quicker, cleaner response. This isn't 'like the old stuff.' It is the old stuff. These rarefied materials give us the foundation for a true and genuine vintage sound.

Not every venerable 1930's herringbone dreadnought was exceptional, as they were products of a small, though nonetheless factory, assembly. By applying our singular tuning and voicing talents and taking our time to ensure a relaxed assembly, we consistently access the secrets to the 'Old Bone' sound." The original lacquer formula, nitro-cellulose, is composed of the same stuff as trees; we are protecting and enhancing the sound of the instrument with a fine coating of wood! It is the only choice to complement this heirloom quality guitar. The 1934 D Model's materials are very challenging to acquire. Availability is limited."

With these same ideas in mind, Santa Cruz has created, or should we say – Re-created, the famous 14 fret OM guitar from the same period! Utilizing Santa Cruz’s tried and true method, each guitar top is individually tapped for resonant testing for the particular wood set, then braces individually scalloped by hand.  The 1934 OM responds to the lightest, bare finger touch, yet should you like to flat pick some fiddle tunes, you will find that the OM’s body size is much more balanced in the mid-range allowing you to hear inner voicing’s, and yet has plenty of power for the task at hand.

The hide glue construction makes for a fast note response on all of your single note lines, however adding a complexity to the overall chordal tone. One final note: in a blind test with a 1934 D, one might be challenged to consistently identify the larger build dreadnought. When the historians reflect upon the fundamental aspects of 20th century guitar building, the Santa Cruz 1934 line will be in that rare pantheon of the greatest guitars ever built. Rarely, if ever, can you capture lightning in a bottle, however, the small shop luthiers in Santa Cruz have not only captured it, they are able to re-create history at whim.
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Santa Cruz VS Vintage Southerner Sitka and Mahogany Brazilian Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard

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 Santa Cruz VS Vintage Southerner Sitka and Mahogany Brazilian Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard

The Vintage Southerner is Santa Cruz's short scale (24 3/4") slope shoulder dreadnought offering. It is the sound sought after for Texas fiddle style backup. It has also been a huge hit with blues players and anyone in love with the old short scale Gibson style dreadnoughts. This includes fingerstyle blues players and singer/songwriters, backup rhythm players, old time players and many more. If you have been impressed by some of the old vintage short-scale slope shoulders of the past such as a Southern Jumbo or J-45, you'll be blown away by this guitar.

The Vintage Southerner features double tapered bracing for a warm complex tone with incredible power, focus, and dynamic range. The Sitka Spruce top features a spectacular vintage tobacco sunburst, violin top purfling, and ivoroid top binding and rosette. Highly resonant mahogany back and sides make the mids and highs sound very balanced and features ivoroid binding and translucent tobacco brown finish.

This particular Vintage Southerner features a solid headstock with the new Santa Cruz "Vintage Script" logo completing the classic look of this Vintage Southerner. A Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and bridge really makes this instrument stand out from the standard models and produces a little less punchy tone than an ebony FB and bridge with nice overtones. We custom ordered a VS with a Brazilian fretboard and bridge for a customer and absolutely fell in love with the tone. Now it is one of our favorite ways to order this guitar.

It's hard to put this guitar down once you start playing it. It oozes vintage style, from the beautiful sunburst to the classic sound that Santa Cruz's expert voicing provides. The sound will blend with other instruments extremely well in the studio without the need for excessive eq and processing. This Vintage Southerner already has the sound you've been looking for!

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Pre Owned 2013 Santa Cruz 00 Skye Signature Model Adirondack and Cocobolo

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 Pre Owned 2013 Santa Cruz 00 Skye Signature Model Adirondack and Cocobolo

Pre Owned Santa Cruz 00 Skye Signature Model Adirondack and Cocobolo

Portland based jazz guitarist Eric Skye was named by 20th Century Guitar Magazine as "one of the best rising stars of the American acoustic jazz scene." This hardworking instrumentalist has gained a loyal following both as a dramatic and expressive live performer and an in-demand acoustic guitar instructor both in Oregon and in the online music community. He has been featured in magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, Jazziz and Jazz Improv, and his music can be heard on NPR.

To match his distinct personality and playing style, Eric and Richard collectively dreamed up a gorgeous Cocobolo OO with an Adirondack top, unique 24.9 inch scale length for ease of playability, slightly deeper body for added bass and volume, hot hide glue with Adirondack Spruce and scalloped bracing. This guitar is designed for the excruciatingly accurate and sophisticated techniques of the most demanding jazz fingerstylist.

The Adirondack bracing offers a more efficient transfer of string energy to the top, since Adirondack is much stiffer than the standard Sitka braces. This allows for a more responsive and powerful sound board.

You will love the incredible straight grain of the Adirondack top and the depth of colour of the Cocobolo back and sides. Adirondack was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars that has come to be known as the "Holy Grail" of top woods. Adirondack has a high stiffness across and along the grain, making it one of the go-to topwoods for flatpickers.

Cocobolo characteristically has powerful low overtones resulting in a complex bottom end. The overall effect is also a bell like tone with clear, slow decaying harmonics. Fast and responsive, it articulate with ample note distinction and a rich low end.

This particular set of Cocobolo has very deep red streaks alternating with lighter red streaks, the robust Red colors are complimented by beautiful contrasting black streaks. The herringbone purfling and ivoroid bindings and rosette really compliment and complete this gorgeous guitar.

This Pre Owned 2013 Santa Cruz 00 Skye Signature Model Adirondack and Cocobolo  is in excellent + condition with only a few scratches which we attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. It has no very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

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2011 Santa Cruz F Model Custom with Flamed Mahogany with Full Body Sunburst

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 2011 Santa Cruz F Model Custom with Flamed Mahogany with Full Body Sunburst

Some SCGC models are designed for specific genres like bluegrass, fingerstyle or rhythm. The F Model’s intent is versatility. Recording, performing and composing with picks or nails on the same instrument is a necessity for many of us. When your repertoire also demands full dynamics from subtle to bold, you needn’t settle nor compromise on your presentation if you have the proper tool.

Our ability to control the EQ of the F is the secret to avoiding boominess, while maintaining impressive acoustic volume and giving an articulate voice to fingerstyle playing and open tunings. The F Model is a favorite of performing songwriters. Its classic shape and design make it a popular choice for 12 string, cutaway, custom finish and inlay options.

This custom F Model has been appointed with a flamed Mahohany body with a gorgeous full body sunburst finish with Mahogany body binding, 1 3/4" nut combined with a 2 1/4" bridge spacing, Gotoh 510 Gold Tuners with Black Buttons, MOP script logo and Adirondack braces attached with hot hide glue.

On an open strum, the words clarity and richness come right to mind. The trebles are clean and defined without overpowering the overall richness of the bottom-end. The Flamed Mohagany with Adirondack bracing and hot hide glue makes this guitar incredibly powerful with virtually unlimited headroom and plenty of crispness.

Adirondack Braces are lighter and stiffer than Sitka, therefore they are more responsive and offer a more efficient transfer of energy through the top. When glued using Hot Hide Glue, that same effect is multiplied yet again... offering even greater resonation and power.

This 2011 Santa Cruz F Model Custom with Flamed Mahogany with Full Body Sunburst has a few light surface scratches and dents which we attempted to capture in the detailed photographs below.  It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

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2012 Santa Cruz D PW with Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood

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 2012 Santa Cruz D PW with Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood

The Santa Cruz D Pre-War DPW is a solid wood dreadnought-sized guitar designed to be able to provide the sophisticated tone and playability SCGC has become famous for at a price below anything available from SCGC for many years. This guitar incorporates all of Santa Cruz's extensive experience in making acoustic guitars, and puts it to work in an elegant but simpler format.

The PW refers to pre-war, or advanced X bracing. The bracing style gives the guitar an incredible presence and bass response yet retains a good balance with strong mid-range and bright powerful treble response. The advanced X bracing also makes the guitar very responsive for fingerstyle playing as well as powerful rhythm playing.

This instrument has the standard Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood on the back, sides and peghead overlay. The Indian Rosewood back and sides produces a tone that is clear and powerful.

The tone of this Santa Cruz D PW is very round and contains the Santa Cruz string balance we have grown to love. Lead notes are full and thick on every string, all the way up and down the neck. The volume this guitar is capable of puts many dreadnoughts to shame and will be a monster in jam sessions with other stringed instruments. The Sitka Spruce top keeps the guitar very responsive and versatile with lush low end and silky smooth highs in a highly responsive and playable dreadnought.

This 2012 Santa Cruz D PW with Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood is in excellent condition. It has a few minor surface scratches and dents on the pick-guard, top,  and sides however, none of the scratches are through the finish. There is some slight binding separation on the side which can be seen in the detailed images below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

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