ON HOLD – Santa Cruz FS (Fingerstyle) MC Custom

Serial Number: 1309

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.

The FS (Fingerstyle) MC Custom is directly based on Matthew Chulka’s Santa Cruz FS Custom he had built to his specifications in 2019. The Moon spruce top, Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge and Custom Blue fingerboard and headstock purflings expand on the classic FS theme in a bright and airy new way. The voice of this lovely instrument has strong and substantial fundamentals followed quickly by an array of harmonic complexity and overtones. It’s a dramatic sounding guitar that is capable of clear and quick note changes and responds immediately to both a light and heavy attack.

Other specifications include:

  •     Body Wood Type Mahogany
  •     Back Stripe Brazilian Rosewood
  •     Top Wood Type Moon Spruce
  •     Rosette Blue Purfle Combo
  •     Purfling Blue Purfle Combo
  •     Bracing/Voicing Adirondack Scalloped Attached with Hot Hide Glue
  •     Cutaway
  •     Peghead Solid, FS Style
  •     Overlay Material Brazilian Rosewood
  •     Brazilian Fretboard Binding
  •     Width at Nut 1-13/16″
  •     Neck Shape Round, Cutaway
  •     Fingerboard Inlays 2mm Dots, SGGC Logo at 12th Fret
  •     Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
  •     Scale Length 25.375
  •     Bridge Spacing 2-5/16
  •     Finish Top Clear
  •     Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  •     Neck Clear/Buffed
  •     Tuners/gears Antique Chrome Gotoh 510
  •     Hard Case
  •     #1309

For more information about the Santa Cruz Fingerstyle Custom Mahogany/Moon Spruce guitar, please contact us.

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