SOLD: Santa Cruz H13 Custom German Spruce and Indian Rosewood


Hear This Instrument: Santa Cruz H13 Custom German Spruce and Indian Rosewood
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 Santa Cruz H13 Custom German Spruce and Indian Rosewood

The Santa Cruz H13, their interpreted adaptation of Gibson's 1937 Nick Lucas, has always been one of our most popular shop models. Despite its small appearance, the Santa Cruz H13 employs a body depth approaching that of a much larger dreadnought-sized guitar, producing superb volume and bass support to bolster its rich tone.

With its player-driven design that has 13 frets clear of the body, plus special soundhole and bridge locations, the H-13 capitalizes upon the best attributes of a 12-fret's resonance and a 14-fret's access. The body fits perfectly in your hands, inspiring gorgeous strumming sounds or intricate finger-picked passages.

The bracing pattern is unique to this model, utilizing a hybrid pattern that combines both scalloped and tapered braces.

With a custom German Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, this guitar has a clear, focused tone that is rich in lows with a strong, pleasing high end. German Spruce is a favorite tonewood here at Artisan due to it's versatility when played fingerstyle or flatpicked. German Spruce offers rich, complex overtones and regarding stiffness, falls in between Sitka and Adirondack. The 13-fret neck makes for a guitar that is almost effortless to play.

The gorgeous Indian Rosewood back and sides keeps the tone rich and full with round notes and lush chords up and down the neck. The Santa Cruz H13 models are always some of the most versatile instruments in the shop, and this one is no different…. it will be right at home in jam circles, on stage, or in the studio, regardless the style of music.

This H13 features custom appointments such as a custom S29 Rossette with matching purfling and backstrip that compliments the custom natural finish top beautifully!

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  • Top: German Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Scale: 25.375"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Ebony Pyramid Bridge
  • Bracing: H 13 Scallop/Tapered
  • Headstock Shape: Slotted
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: Script Logo
  • Tuners: Nickel open-back w/ Ivoroid Buttons
  • Rosette: Ivoroid
  • Purfling: S29
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Frets To Body: 13
  • Neck Profile: V
  • Body Depth: 3.875-4.875"
  • Lower Bout Width: 14.5"
  • Upper Bout Width: 10.375"
  • Waist: 8.75"
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included
  • List Price: $5550
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