Santa Cruz H14 Natural Finish Acoustic Guitar #1311 - Used  From Santa Cruz

A 14-fret H Model in natural finish with 1 3/4" nut!


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Condition: Used, Good

The H model is -the- balance between power and playability.  On the one hand you've got a deeper body, just over 25" in scale length, and excellent quality Indian Rosewood on the back and sides.  On the other hand you've got the curvature and bout widths of a smaller-bodied guitar, a roomy 1 3/4" nut width (great upgrade choice on this particular model), and an equally excellent piece of the ever-versatile Sitka spruce on top.  The result?  Small-bodied sweetness with near-Dreadnought presence and depth of tone.  Bluesy thumpability with enough harmonic complexity to merge seamlessly from Blind Blake to Bach.  As for the "used" aspect of this particular piece, all I'm seeing in terms of cosmetics is a nitro lacquer that's settling beautifully in the grain...the best sign of aging there is!  From where I'm sitting, there's just nothing that comes close to doing so much so well--get it in your hands today and try to find something this guitar can't do!   

Condition: Used, Good


Santa Cruz H14 Natural Finish Acoustic Guitar #1311 (Used) Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar expert Sean McNaught describes and demonstrates the Santa Cruz H14 #1311. This guitar features a sitka spruce top, and Indian rosewood back & sides.

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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.

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About Manufacturer

Interested in building your custom Santa Cruz with us? Email us at, 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: 1311


Wood Type: Indian Rosewood

Back Stripe: S29

Binding: Ivoroid


Wood Type: Sitka Spruce

Rosette: Ivoroid

Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing: Double Tapered w/Bass Scallop


Peghead: Solid VJ

Peghead Binding: None

Overlay Material: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: SCGC

Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Neck Shape: Round


Side Dots: Black

Inlay: 2mm Dots

Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16″

Binding: Ivoroid

Scale Length: 25.375


Top: Clear

Back & Sides: Clear/Buffed

Neck: Clear/Matte


Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners/gears: Nickel open-back

Original Hardshell Case Included