1994 Pre Owned Santa Cruz 12 Fret Slope D Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-8675
1994 Pre Owned Santa Cruz 12 Fret Slope D Sitka Spruce and Mahogany
Legendary artist and first call session ace, Norman Blake, has long appreciated the power and sensitivity of the original dreadnought design with 12 frets clear of the body. SCGC’s prototype D-12 Model was commissioned to showcase Norman’s playing style by adding clarity and sustain for an articulate response to the flat pick. This 1994 Pre Owned Santa Cruz 12 Fret Slope D Sitka Spruce and Mahogany is in good condition with some finish cracks, scratches and dents which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below.
Additionally, it has minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
Building a guitar with 12 frets clear of the body offers enhanced responsiveness of the top, allowing greater amplitude and sustain. The bridge position is located 2 frets further from the sound hole, thus more distanced from the center of the sturdy X brace. The pre-war hand tuned X-bracing insures increased bass response, while the top voicing and 4-1/4 inch sound hole size combine to achieve great presence in all ranges. This eliminates the tendency of the traditional dreadnought towards boominess at the expense of mid-range and treble. The controlled integrity of Mahogany sides and back impart clarity and definition to the guitar’s complex acoustic presence.
The D-12's sheer volume, complexity and incredible sustain make it a truly inspiring stage partner. This slope dreadnought is ideal for solo performance, backdrop for vocals, or a singer / songwriter environment.
- Serial: D1307
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 7/8"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Year: 1994
- Bracing: Pre-war hand tuned X-bracing
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Diamond and Squares
- Rosette: Herringbone
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Body Binding: Ivoroid
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Backstrip: Zipper
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: MOP Santa Cruz Logo
- Frets To Body: 12
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included