Some of the custom features on this SCGC 000 are things you notice, such as the torch headstock inlay, but others are more subtle and still others are invisible. Adirondack bracing and hide glue top construction, for instance, are difficult to spot, and even the European spruce top isn't exactly obvious since the guitar has a very light tan from a bit of UV exposure. Another subtle custom feature is the rosewood binding with violin-style purfling, giving it a bit of classical-guitar elegance.
While you might not instantly notice the European top, or the Adirondack bracing & hide glue combo, you'll probably hear them. This doesn't sound like a typical mahogany Santa Cruz, or even a typical smallish steel string. The combination of the high soundhole and 18-fret fingerboard, with the low bridge placement thanks to the 12-fret neck, means this guitar's bridge has a lot of surrounding soundboard to activate. The result is a bigger bass response and overall presence, making it perfect for those who like the sound of larger guitars but prefer the comfort of playing smaller ones. There's only very very light fret wear, no scratches or dings, and certainly no cracks or changes or repairs. The Ameritage case is equally clean.
stock no. 46703
|Model||000, 12 Fret, Custom|
|Back and sides||Mahogany|
|Frets to body||12|
|Nut width||1 3/4"|
|Bracing||Adirondack w/ hide glue|
|Inlay||Torch peghead, Santa Cruz emblem at 12th fret|
|Tuners||Nickel Waverlys / ivoroid buttons|
|Binding||Violin combo purfle, Indian rosewood|