1995 Santa Cruz 000 Brazilian Rosewood ID-6044
1995 Santa Cruz OOO Brazilian Rosewood
We see many a beautiful custom Santa Cruz guitars come through Artisan Guitars. We often commission special, unique models to be built for our store. When this 000 walked in the door, we wished we had been responsible for it! The Santa Cruz OOO is similar to their OM in size and tone. But the OOO has several distinguishing features that provide it with a more vintage styling. The primary differences are that the OOO has 12 frets and a slotted peghead, in comparison with the OM's 14 frets and solid peghead. A favorite instrument of fingerstyle players, the OOO has a slightly smoother, more bass-resonant tone than the OM.
This 1995 Santa Cruz 000 features a silky European Spruce top that provides plenty of power, however, this instrument's power lies in it's subtlety and finesse. Barely touch it and you will be rewarded with a clear bass response that you can feel in your chest. Single note lines are round in profile, yet defined. It is as if the overtones know exactly when to get out of the way of the next overtone! Strummed chordal passages are defined yet lush, a natural by product of the Brazilian back and sides.
Brazilian Rosewood is known for its deep bass and brilliant trebles that was used on the famous vintage guitars we have all grown to love. In a session recording, Brazilian Rosewood will not be as overtone heavy as Indian Rosewood can tend to be.
Not only does this guitar have incredible tone it also features many custom elegant appointments such as an Abalone Rosette, Mahogany Neck with White Binding, Ebony fretboard with 45 style inlays, Ebony bridge with custom 45 style inlays, and engraved Gold plated tuners.
This guitar is in excellent condition, but as expected from a guitar was built 15+ years ago there are various scratches and dings to the top back and sides which can be seen in the photographs below.
- Serial: 592
- Top Wood: European Spruce
- Back Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 25.375
- Year: 1995
- Bracing: Standard X
- Inlays: 45 Style Inlays
- Rosette: Abalone
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony Bridge with 45 style inlays
- Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Abalone Dots
- Tuners: Custom Gold Plated
- Fretboard Binding: White
- Backstrip: Multi Color Marquetry
- Headstock Shape: Slotted
- Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: 45 Style
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
- Bone Strap Button with Abalone Dot