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Santa Cruz F Model Moon Spruce/African Blackwood #1248  From Santa Cruz

This luminous F-style has a whole galaxy of tone at its disposal! The Moon Spruce/African Blackwood pairing is staggering! 


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What We Think

This combination is magnificent 

Moon Spruce is the cream of the crop when it comes to European spruces

It is harvested in the dead of winter when sap flow is at a minimum. taken from a lonely tree dreaming of being a guitar 

African Blackwood has an intensity that has prompted many to prefer it over Brazilian 

It is somehow both lush and focused

Spontaneous, yet easy to rein in 

Let loose a flurry of notes and bask in the glow 

The Koa binding accents the contrast 

This guitar is a perfect yin-yang 

It has all the bass, focus, power, and beauty you'll ever need out of an instrument 

No matter what style you play, this guitar should be one of your top considerations


Santa Cruz F Model Moon Spruce African Blackwood #1248 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Barrett Brooks describes and demonstrates the Santa Cruz F Model #1248. This guitar features a moon spruce top and african blackwood back/sides.

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    • Santa Cruz F Model Moon Spruce/African Blackwood #1248

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

Some SCGC models are designed for specific genres like bluegrass, fingerstyle or rhythm. The F Model’s intent is versatility. Recording, performing and composing with picks or nails on the same instrument is a necessity for many of us. When your repertoire also demands full dynamics from subtle to bold, you needn’t settle nor compromise on your presentation if you have the proper tool. Our ability to control the EQ of the F is the secret to avoiding boominess, while maintaining impressive acoustic volume and giving an articulate voice to fingerstyle playing and open tunings. The F Model is a favorite of performing songwriters. Its classic shape and design make it a popular choice for 12 string, cutaway, custom finish and inlay options.

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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.


Serial Number: 1248

Bold = Custom Appointment

Body Wood Type - African Blackwood
Back Stripe - S29
Binding - Koa
Top Wood Type - Moon Spruce
Rosette - Purfle Combo
Purfling - Purfle Combo
Bracing/Voicing - Tapered
Peghead - Solid F Style
Peghead Binding - Unbound
Overlay Material - Ebony
Headstock Inlay - SCGC
Width at Nut - 1-11/16
Neck Shape - Round
Side Dots - Black
Inlay - 2mm dots
Width at 14th Fret - 2-3/16
Binding - Black
Scale Length - 25.375
Pickguard - Tortoise
Tuners/gears - Chrome Gotoh Chrome 510