2004 Santa Cruz F Adirondack and Brazilian Rosewood ID-5846
2004 Santa Cruz F Model Adirondack and Brazilian Rosewood
If you are like most musicians, you would like to find one particular guitar that handles everything. Strumming, flatpicking, complex chordal accompaniment, access up the neck, deep rich sound, yet with enough clarity to be able to have definition on lead lines. These rare combinations of woods and body shapes have all come together in this particular instrument to provide one of the most versatile instruments that we have had the opportunity to play! Some SCGC models are designed for specific genres like bluegrass, fingerstyle or rhythm. The Santa Cruz F Model's intent has always been 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. Santa Cruz's 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 always a favorite of performing songwriters.
The woods used in this F are the two "holy grails" of woods that you would want if choosing a dream guitar. Adirondack top with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Adirondack is the legendary top wood used on most of the pre-war instruments that are regarded as some of the best ever made. Brazilian is in the same boat, providing remarkable darkness, depth, and warmth, while exhibiting glorious overtones across the entire tonal spectrum. Even better is the addition of a Brazilian fretboard which most certainly contributes to the overtones, while the ebony bridge helps to tame too many of those same overtones, bringing a wonderful depth of tone to this guitar. Surprising that Adirondack can be this responsive, yet not surprising seeing as to what the master craftsman at Santa Cruz are able to accomplish every day, with any wood combination, in conjunction with their legendary tap tuned tops.
The stunning, lightly figured Brazilian back and sides are only further complimented by the Brazilian wood bindings, and the sealed Gotoh tuners with elegant ebony buttons, topped off with gorgeous "Deco inlays" on the Brazilian Fretboard. For being a 7 year old guitar this instrument shows little signs, if any, of wear! The Original Hardshell case is included. If you are looking for guitar that can do it all, and will only surely climb in rarity, as well as value, this may be just your guitar!
- Serial: 886
- Top Wood: Master Grade Adirondack
- Back Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Scale: 25.375"
- Year: 2005
- Bracing: Tapered "Advanced X" style
- Inlays: Art Deco
- Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Fossil Ivory
- Tuners: Gotoh "Delta" Series enclosed tuners with Ebony Buttons
- Body Binding: Brazilian Rosewood
- Pickguard: Tortoise style
- Backstrip: S29 type
- Headstock Shape: Asymetrical Santa Cruz type
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: SCGC Logo