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 vintage tobacco finished neck 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!
- Model: VS Custom Vintage Southerner
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Mahogany
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Bracing: Double Tapered
- Fingerboard and Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Peghead: Solid with Vintage Script Logo
- Top Purfling: Black/White/Black
- Rosette: Ivoroid
- Pick Guard: Tortoise
- Tuners: SCGC Nickel with Ivoroid
- Fretboard Markers: Doppler Dots
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Lower Bout Width: 15 7/8"
- Body Length: 20 1/16"
- Depth of Body: 4 5/8"
- Total Length: 40 1/2"
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Hardshell Case Included
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