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Santa Cruz Fingerstyle Custom – Western Red Cedar & Ancient Kauri

Serial Number: 1406
Weight: 3 lbs 13 oz

The Santa Cruz Fingerstyle Model is one of our all-time favorites, and for all the right reasons! It is one of Santa Cruz’s original designs that has more than stood the test of time, and unquestionably has inspired a fresh take on the flattop acoustic guitar. Built not only to handle, but accel in fingerstyle applications, the FS has a tonal balance and dynamic range that puts the player in total control.

From time to time we apply some of the world’s most exquisite tonewoods to the FS, and this time around we were able to co-select these magnificent gifts from nature with the help of none other, Mr. Richard Hoover. Old Growth Master Grade Western Red Cedar was the perfect choice to lean into the classic Fingerstyle nature of this guitar. Old Cedar has been used in the finest classical instruments for generations, and we felt it an appropriate nod to use this special set of Western Red Cedar for such a guitar.

Enter Ancient Kauri… Yes, it’s old. Yes, it’s expensive. Yes, it’s amazing.

The greatness of Ancient Kauri simply cannot be ignored. This lightweight wood has a special resonance and responsiveness that is simply in a class of its own. The notes and chords seem to radiate outward from the player and create the coziest of nests to get lost in its beautiful music. This is one of the most inviting guitars to pick up, and one of the hardest to set back down. Come get lost with it today.

Other specifications of the Fingerstyle Custom include:

  • Master Grade Western red Cedar Top
  • Ancient Kauri Back & Sides – Selected by Richard Hoover
  • Advanced X Adirondack Spruce Braces w/Hot Hide Glue – Scalloped
  • Cocobolo Body Binding
  • Cocobolo Fingerboard Binding
  • Cocobolo Peghead Binding
  • Cocobolo Headstock Overlay
  • Cocobolo Heelcap
  • Cocobolo Tail Wedge
  • Cocobolo Backstrip
  • Cocobolo Fingerboard & Bridge
  • FS Blue Purfle Combo Top Border
  • FS Blue Rosette
  • Solid FS Headstock
  • SCGC 12th Fret Inlay
  • 2mm Dots Fingerboard Inlay
  • White Fingerboard Side Dots
  • 25.375″ Scale Length
  • 1 3/4″ Nut width
  • 2 1/4″ Bridge Spacing
  • Fully Buffed Top, Back, Side & Neck Finish
  • Gold Gotoh 510 Tuning Machines with Black Buttons
  • Ameritage Hard Case
  • 3 lb 13 oz
  • #1406

For more information about the Santa Cruz Fingerstyle Custom, please contact us.

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$42,790.00

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PLEASE CALL: 314-274-9571

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