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Santa Cruz H Model Moon Spruce/Indian RW Acoustic #1734  From Santa Cruz

A small body classic with a Moon Spruce top and tons of handsome black custom appointments.

Santa Cruz Guitars

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What We Think

Like a moonlit winter night in both looks and sound!  We chose a dark, somber appearance (even requesting some particular purple-ish/black-ish East Indian) for this endlessly expressive 14 fret Nick Lucas style and the fit couldn't be better.  Fingerpicked, the guitar sounds like something between the darkest, richest 00 you've ever heard and a Classical; with a pick, you get a tonal response that comes across as a tighter, punchier slope shoulder dread.  Just incredible!

Santa Cruz H Model

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Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

Long an honored presence in the Santa Cruz collection, the 1930’s inspired H Model joined our catalog in 1977 during the formative years of the company. This was a challenging era to introduce a non-Dreadnought, non-12-fret guitar. Opting to be favored by natural selection, SCGC presented the now standard 14 frets to the body configuration to an audience that valued the additional 2-fret access on such a classic, vintage body.

Most players are astonished when they play the Santa Cruz H for the first time. Its volume is startling for a small-bodied guitar. The body’s depth allows for a much larger presence than would be expected in an instrument of its size. The guitar’s balanced hand voicing gives the H a precise response at every fretboard position. This model is highly recommended for those who prefer the sweetness and ease of playing a small guitar but require more comfort and volume.

Santa Cruz Guitars

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.


Model: H Model

Serial: 1734

Body Wood: Indian Rosewood

Body Finish: Clear/Buffed

Top Wood: Moon Spruce

Top Finish: Clear

Back Stripe: Thin Black

Binding: Black

Side Purfling: None

Rosette: African Blackwood

Top Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing: Double Tapered w/Bass Scallop

Neck Finish: Clear/Matte

Peghead: Solid VJ

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: SCGC Logo

Scale Length: 25.375"

Neck Shape: Round

Side Dots: Black

Fingerboard Inlay: 2mm Dots

Neck Width at 14th Fret: 2 1/4"

Fingerboard Binding: Black

Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners: Nickel Waverly w/Ebony Knobs

Case: SCGC Hardshell