Santa Cruz FTC Acoustic Guitar, 2020 NAMM Special, Flamed Maple & European Spruce


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This is a truly special instrument. First seen in the Santa Cruz Guitar Company Booth at the Winter NAMM Show earlier this year and exhibiting a real masterclass in workmanship and quality, this gorgeous showpiece stole our hearts there and then, so we simply had to bring it back to share! 

Built in a sensational set of Flamed European Maple for the back and sides paired with a European Spruce top and all unified with a full-body, peachy sunburst that looks almost good enough to eat, the FTC combines a graceful, arched back with flat top construction that culminates in an explosive, unique and inspiring tonality. 

This signature construction is the heart of the distinctive FTC sound, bringing the projection and power of an Archtop guitar coupled with the warmth and sustain of a traditional flat top. The guitar has an impressive dynamic response, with character and depth under a soft attack all the way through to rich detail and punchy mids when played with a flatpick at the upper end of the instrument's wealth of headroom. 

As we always adore from Santa Cruz, the playability of the guitar is truly sublime with an effortless feel under the left hand and fantastic access to the upper frets thanks to both the thoughtful and elegant cutaway as well as the comfortable carve of the neck itself. 

We are truly blown away by this beautiful instrument, a real show of the exceptional work of Richard Hoover and his team. 

  • Body Wood Type: Flamed Maple
  • Back Stripe: Black
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Top Wood Type: European Spruce
  • Rosette: ivoroid 
  • Purfling: purfle combo
  • Bracing/Voicing: tapered
  • Neck Peghead: solid, F style
  • Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
  • Headstock Inlay: Santa Cruz script logo
  • Width at Nut: 1-11/16″
  • Neck Shape: round profile
  • Fingerboard Side Dots: black
  • Inlay: deco
  • Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16″
  • Binding: ivoroid
  • Scale Length: 25.375″
  • Finish: Full Body Sunburst
  • Neck: buffed
  • Tuners/gears: Schaller Imperial


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Santa Cruz Guitar Company

Founded by Richard Hoover in 1976, the Santa Cruz Guitar Company brought boutique guitar making to the forefront of the steel string guitar business. With the aim of developing a true custom shop, a small team in the hills of Santa Cruz, California, build around 400 ‘heirloom quality’ instruments every year.

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