This absolutely astounding art-deco behemoth from Santa Cruz Guitars out in Santa Cruz, California is an FTC Model Acoustic Guitar in Flamed Maple and European Spruce.
Born from a desire to create a flat top acoustic with the projection of an archtop guitar without lacking sustain, this majestic instrument is made with a beautifully carved Flamed Maple back and sides, then coupled with a European spruce top for warmth and clarity.
The neck is also comprised of Flamed Maple in its bulk, with an Ebony fretboard topping it and bringing the whole sonic identity of the guitar together. The 'round' neck profile is incredibly comfortable and across the board the guitar boasts superb playability and highly responsive dynamics.
In regards to the tone of this very unique instrument, the low end is powerful and rich, with very present and punchy mids and the lovely sparkle in the high end frequencies you would hope from from high grade maple. This all comes together with a fantastic abundance of projection and harmonic complexity that makes this guitar really bellow and sing when played with a flatpick, while also remaining deep and clear when played fingerstyle, with those telltale harmonics still lingering.
The guitar comes with a Santa Cruz fitted hardcase.
- 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
- Overlay Material: Ebony
- 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 Top: sunburst Back & Sides: sunburst
- Neck: buffed
- Tuners/gears: Schaller Imperial