OK, kids - Poppa Eddie has a new Santa Cruz Style 1in African Blackwood and Moon Spruce to lay on you. Heirloom quality, playable monster, projection, and tone king.
She's a looker, she's a player. Everything about it is perfect.
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 was 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 original body shapes of the fledgling 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.
Other specifications include:
Body Wood Type African Blackwood Back Stripe Zipper Binding Ivoroid Top Wood Type Moon Spruce Rosette Ivoroid Purfling Herringbone Bracing/Voicing Scalloped Adirondack Attached with Hot Hide Glue Peghead Slotted Peghead Binding Ivoroid Overlay Material African Blackwood Headstock Inlay SCGC Mini Width at Nut 1-13/16″ Neck Shape V Fingerboard Side Dots Black Inlay SCGC Logo @ Body Joint Width at 12th Fret 2-5/16″ Binding Ivoroid Scale Length 24.75 Finish Top Clear/Buffed Back & Sides Clear/Buffed Neck Clear/Matte Pickguard Tortoise Unattached Tuners/gears Nickel Waverly w/ Ivoroid Hard Case #361
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