2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642 - Artisan Guitars

2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst ID-5642

2007 Santa Cruz D12 Custom German Spruce Sunburst

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. Building a guitar with 12 frets clear of the body creates more air volume, which allows greater amplitude and sustain. The 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 midrange and treble. The controlled integrity of Mahogany sides and back impart clarity and definition to the guitar's complex acoustic presence. The Santa Cruz D-12's sheer volume, complexity and incredible sustain make it a truly inspiring stage partner.

This custom D12 features a German Spruce top. We love German Spruce here at Artisan not only for it's rich and complex tone, but it's versatility for many different playing styles. German Spruce offers exceptional stiffness together with low weight making the tops more responsive. We often find German to be a perfect compromise between Sitka and Adirondack, since it responds so well to fingerstyle playing and also holds up to a heavy pick attack.

This guitar has some finish nicks on the headstock, visible in the detail photographs. There are finish scratches throughout, captured the best we could in the photos. There are some dings on the back, photographed. There is a small area where something has reacted with the finish on the back near the heelcap.

Specifications:

  • Serial: 5494
  • Top Wood: German Spruce
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale: 25 3/8"
  • Year: 2007
  • Inlays: Diamonds and Squares
  • Rosette: Herringbone
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Nickel
  • Purfling: Herringbone
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Backstrip: Zig Zag
  • Headstock Shape: Slotted
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: Pearl Logo
  • Frets To Body: 12
  • Case: Original Hardshell Case
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