Santa Cruz Style 1
To properly introduce the Santa Cruz Style 1, it is necessary to echo the historic positioning of the SCGC PJ guitar. The parlor-style body was the pinnacle of the art of guitar making up until the late 19th century. This style was found to be the optimal size for tonal perfection.
The reason guitars got bigger was to make them louder. With amplification and modern recording techniques, we can once again embrace sound quality over sound quantity. The Santa Cruz Style 1 is an instrument of innovation.
The original body shapes of C.F. Martin & Co. included the Size 1, a relatively large guitar for the era. Fast-forward to the new millennium where this design is very well suited for contemporary fingerstyle techniques.
Santa Cruz Guitar Company’s interpretation of this wonderfully sized instrument is in response to players’ demands for this traditionally sweet sounding guitar. SCGC’s ability to achieve surprising volume and presence in a smaller-bodied instrument gives the Style 1 a solid position in the contemporary guitarist’s repertoire.
This Santa Cruz Model 1 features a Sitka Spruce top over an Indian Rosewood back and sides. Don't let this small bodied guitar fool you, its comfortabillity mixed with the volume and articulation make this the perfect lap guitar for any songwriter or performer! The Rounded V neck profile fits perfect into the palm of your hand, and has enough shoulder to grab onto when fingerpicking and playing complex chords. The Rosewood back really brings out the sparklely highs without coming across as tinny or too bright & the overtones will have you beaming from ear to ear while playing! If you've ever wanted a guitar to spark your creative songwriting muscle this is the one for you!
This Pre-Owned Guitar is in Excellent Condition w/ no wear or tear to mention.
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