The incredibly fancy quilted maple is what first catches your eye, but what's with the top? There's no such thing as "quilted spruce," but in this case the bear claw figure on this top is so pronounced, and matches well on both sides, that it almost looks quilted as well. If you like highly figured wood, this 23 years-old Santa Cruz is sure to please, and it also sounds good and offers nice easy string action and a great neck angle. Only slight fret wear, no cracks or even noticeable pick or finger wear to the top. Note that this is 14 frets-clear version of the Santa Cruz H model, and don't miss the gold mini-Schallers with ebony buttons. Everything is original on what we assume was either a special order or a guitar made for a trade-show display (the one exception might be the gold strap button in the neck heel). Comes with the original case, but back then SCGC was using Harptone cases for this model so don't expect the deluxe Ameritage case they're currently supplying. And for the record, a special order Santa Cruz H model with these features would, if ordered today, have a list price of about $9,000! (but you would get a fancier case).

stock no. 58962

ModelH Quilted Maple sunburst
Topbear-claw German Spruce
Back and sidesQuilted Maple
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25.375"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMaple (3 piece)
TunersSchaller Gold
Neck profileC
ElectronicsFishman Matrix
BracingX
Finishlacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial NoH233