2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars
2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191 - Artisan Guitars

2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-5191

2007 Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner Sitka Spruce and Mahogany

The Santa Cruz RS Roy Southerner is much more than a tribute to the guitar virtuoso of 1937 who performed with these deluxe stage instruments that were set up for Hawaiian playing styles. This beautiful retro offering incorporates the modifications requested by modern players to make vintage instruments compatible with contemporary fretting styles. The result is one that Roy Smeck would have been proud to play, with a deep, rich sunburst and larger than life sound.

The Santa Cruz Roy Southerner is designed for a commanding presence. SCGC's specially tapered bracing and body depth give the instrument considerable headroom to be driven hard and still maintain tonal integrity. The neck is designed for maximum string space at the nut (1-13/16 inches) to allow for very clean fingering. The right hand is also given more space, 2-5/16 inches, between the outside strings. The satisfying playability is enhanced by the suppleness of the 24-3/4 inch string length. Santa Cruz employs some of their hallmark lutherie skills to manipulate the sound hole size, bridge plate position and top deflection to achieve an ideal EQ for the Roy Southerner, a big embraceable companion with a really pretty face.

The tone of this guitar is that of a classic vintage J-45, with huge volume and rich, clear, and powerful chords. The guitar will record beautifully thanks to the signature Santa Cruz string balance.

This guitar has some scratches on the headstock, as shown in the photos. There is a scratch on the top, just above the soundhole, also shown in the photograph. There are some binding dings as shown in the photograph. Hardshell case included.

Specifications:

  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Rosette: Ivoroid Combo
  • Purfling: S29
  • Bracing/Voicing: Double Tapered
  • Peghead: VJ Style
  • Peghead Overlay: Ebony with Ivoroid Logo
  • Nut Width: 1 13/16"
  • Neck Shape: Round
  • Side Dots: White
  • Inlay: Doppler Dots
  • Sunburst Finish
  • Tortoise Style Pickguard
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Body Depth: 4.875"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets to Body: 12
  • Lower Bout: 16"
  • Waist: 10.75"
  • Upper Bout: 11.56"
  • Hardshell Case Included
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