2018 Santa Cruz – Finger Style natural


F Style neck and headstock. Rosewood and cedar. 23.375″ scale. Brazilian binding. 1-11/16″ nut.

The FS Model was designed in response to the renaissance of alternate tunings for complex fingerstyle arrangements. Tacoma and Windham Hill labels provided the showcase for these new and sophisticated steel string explorers who were attempting to express themselves on booming dreadnoughts. Will Ackerman, Robbie Basho, Daniel Hecht, Duck Baker and Michael Hedges all looked to SCGC for the teams’ expertise in achieving custom tone to make an instrument with the perfect voice for this new style. With input from the pros, the tiny SCGC team at the time, which included Jeff Traugott, Michael Hornick and Steve Palazzo, stepped up to the challenge with this concept: design and build a specialty fingerstyle instrument that responds with immediacy and volume to the minimized energy imparted from fingertips and the reduced tension of many open tunings. Give it a contemporary aesthetic of simple elegance and complexity of tone that the player can not outgrow. Twenty-five years and numerous awards and accolades later, The Fretboard Journal credits the Santa Cruz FS as the inspiration for the guitar designs of some of the brightest lights in contemporary lutherie and a strong influence on major manufacturers. The FS is a truly sophisticated instrument that will allow the best possible presentation of your fingerstyle technique.

Wood Type – Indian Rosewood
Back Stripe – Brazilian Rosewood
Binding – Brazilian Rosewood
Wood Type – Cedar
Rosette – Blue Purfle Combo
Purfling – Blue Purfle Combo
Bracing/Voicing – Tapered
Other – Cutaway
Peghead – Solid, F Style
Peghead Binding – None
Overlay Material – Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay – SCGC Mini
Width at Nut – 1-11/16″
Neck Shape – Round, Cutaway
Side Dots – 2mm MOP
Inlay – None
Binding – Black
Scale Length – 25.375
Top – Clear
Back & Sides – Clear/Buffed
Neck – Clear/Buffed
Pickguard – None
Tuners/gears – 510 Delta Gotoh Gold w/Ebony Button

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