Looky! A Santa Cruz The Catfish Special O !
In 2018, Santa Cruz Guitar Company was thrilled to debut The Catfish Special, a custom 1929 O model built for our friend and world renowned blues musician, Catfish Keith.
After building a custom, all Mahogany O for Catfish a few years back, fans around the world kept asking for more information on this ‘little guitar with the giant voice.’
Following Catfish’s riveting performance at their 40th-anniversary party and the reaction it received, it was obvious that a signature model version of this customized 1929 O would be a welcome addition to the Santa Cruz catalog. As was born The Catfish Special!
When we get these in - they don't stick long - these catfish swim fast!
Other specifications of the catfish special include:
Body Wood Figured Mahogany Back Stripe none Body Binding ivoroid Side Purfling black .020 Other 12 fret Black .020 back purfle Top Wood Figured Mahogany Rosette ivoroid / tortoise/ ivoroid Purfling black .020 Bracing scalloped Soundhole 3-3/4″ Peghead Solid VJ Peghead Binding ivoroid Overlay Material ebony Headstock Inlay SCGC Vintage Script Logo Scale Length 24.75 Other V Fingerboard Inlays none Width at Nut 1-3/4″ Width at 14th 2-3/16″ F-Board Binding ivoroid Side Dots black Finish Type-Body sunburst Type-Neck sunburst Type- Top sunburst Style-Body buffed Style-Neck gloss Style-Peghead buffed Pickguard tortoise – O17 shape Strings SCGC low tension Action 3/2 Gears Schaller Nickel w/ Ebony Bridge Spacing 2-3/16″ Pyramid Bridge/End Pins bone Pick-Up none Label custom ‘Catfish Special’ label Body Length 19″ Body Depth 3-1/2- 4-5/8″ Lower Bout 13-1/8″ Waist 7-7/8″ Upper Bout 9-1/2″ Overall Length 38-1/4″ Number of Frets 21 Frets Clear of the Body 12 Bridge & End Pins ebony with pearl dots Fingerboard & Bridge ebony Hard Case #364
For more information about the Santa Cruz The Catfish special guitar, please contact us.