Santa Cruz 000, Ancient Kauri & Tunnel 13 Redwood


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Tunnel 13 redwood is the name given to the reclaimed redwood beams that were first used to construct railway lines on the west coast in the late 1880s. After a century plus spent drying, soundboards made from this wood provide the kind of aged, nuanced sound you typically only get with true vintage instruments. What better way to further work that tone than to pair it with the most aged of the woods out there: 45,000 ancient kauri from New Zealand. With this special 12-fret 000, Santa Cruz have kept the appointments surprisingly but satisfyingly sparse, with simple line purfling and rosette, maple binding, and no inlays at all. With tonewoods like these, you just don't need much more.

  • Model: 12-fret 000
  • Soundboard: Tunnel 13 redwood
  • Back and sides: Ancient kauri
  • Neck: Mahogany with V profile
  • Fretboard: Ebony, no inlays
  • Tuners: Gold Waverly
  • Nut, saddle and pins material: Bone
  • Peghead veneer: Ebony
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Rosette: 1929 style
  • Purfling: Single black
  • Back strip: Maple
  • Body binding: Wood
  • Bridge: Ebony, belly
  • Brace pattern: Scalloped X
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-3/16"
  • Scale length: 25.375
  • Case: Ameritage


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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.

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