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Santa Cruz D-12 Sitka/Mahogany Acoustic Guitar #6134 - Used  From Santa Cruz

A gorgeous, pre-loved 12-fret dread from Santa Cruz! 

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Condition: Used, Very Good

You'd be hard-pressed to find many dreadnoughts that sound better and play easier than this Santa Cruz D-12. It screams old-school elegance, from the herringbone purfling and rosette to the slotted headstock with butterbean tuners, but the throwbacks don't stop with aesthetics. The 12-fret design with a shorter-scale, soft-V neck contributes to a classic sound and feel perfectly complementing the vintage look, and that timeless sound is naturally accentuated by the warm woodiness of those mahogany back and sides and rounded tone of the Sitka spruce top. Combined with a 1.75" nut width, you get an extremely versatile guitar that accommodates any playing style, from well-balanced strumming to delicate, expressive fingerpicking. The only facet pointing to a 21st-century guitar is the included LR Baggs system, allowing you to plug in and play with clarity and confidence from studio to stage.

SP Luthier Notes: Partial refret (7) and setup

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

Legendary artist and first call session ace, Norman Blake, has long appreciated the power and sensitivity of the original dreadnought design with 12 frets clear of the body. SCGC’s prototype D-12 Model was commissioned to showcase Norman’s playing style by adding clarity and sustain for an articulate response to the flat pick. Building a guitar with 12 frets clear of the body creates more air volume, which allows greater amplitude and sustain. The hand tuned X-bracing insures increased bass response, while the top voicing and 4-1/4 inch sound hole size combine to achieve great presence in all ranges. This eliminates the tendency of the traditional dreadnought towards boominess at the expense of midrange and treble. The controlled integrity of Mahogany sides and back impart clarity and definition to the guitar’s complex acoustic presence. The D-12’s sheer volume, complexity and incredible sustain make it a truly inspiring stage partner.
 
 
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About Manufacturer

Interested in building your custom Santa Cruz with us? Email us at acoustics@soundpure.com, or call us at (919) 682-5552! Richard Hoover began building guitars and carved-top mandolins in 1972. By 1976 his focus was on the modern steel string guitar. The task of becoming a master at all aspects of guitar making is a lifelong pursuit, and Richard has patiently refined his craftsmanship and knowledge as his company has grown. It was and is Richard's intent to translate his skills and sensitivities as an individual builder to an exceptional team of craftspeople, each of whom could become an expert in their specialty. Richard's style of allowing his craftspeople to interpret his vision has propelled Santa Cruz Guitar Company to the forefront of modern guitar making. Each Santa Cruz guitar receives an extraordinary amount of individual attention due to our "bench style" of building, which necessitates that each worker not only perform his own specialty, but also review the work of those who have completed stages before him. Over half of all the instruments that we build are custom orders, reflecting to a high degree the personality and unique playing needs of the buyer. Every guitar top is graduated and tuned by hand to attain maximum resonance and sustain, ensuring a high level of consistency of sound within each standard model line as well as the ability for custom voicing. The balance, tone, volume, and response of a Santa Cruz guitar are established before the guitar is strung. By limiting the number of instruments built, we can practice a style of lutherie born from a genuine love of the guitar, as opposed to a production line approach that might favor greater numbers at the expense of our attention to detail. We believe that our approach ensures that every Santa Cruz guitar is exceptional. Our intent is to create a uniquely sophisticated instrument that will inspire and challenge its owner throughout a lifetime.

Specifications

Model: D-12

Serial: 6134

Year: 2010

Body Wood: Mahogany

Body Finish: Clear/Buffed

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Top Finish: Tinted

Back Stripe: Zipper

Binding: Ivoroid

Side Purfling: None

Rosette: Herringbone

Top Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped

Neck Finish: Clear/Matte

Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Fingerboard: Ebony

Peghead: Slotted

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: SCGC Mini

Bridge: Ebony

Scale Length: Short Scale

Neck Shape: Round

Side Dots: White

Fingerboard Inlay: Long Diamond & Squares

Neck Width at 12th Fret: 2 3/16"

Fingerboard Binding: Black

Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Electronics: L.R. Baggs Anthem

Case: Hardshell

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