Fingerstyle

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The FS Model was designed in response to the renaissance of alternate tunings for complex fingerstyle arrangements. Tacoma and Windham Hill labels provided the showcase for these new and sophisticated steel string explorers who were attempting to express themselves on booming dreadnoughts. Will Ackerman, Robbie Basho, Daniel Hecht, Duck Baker and Michael Hedges all looked to SCGC for the teams’ expertise in achieving custom tone to make an instrument with the perfect voice for this new style. With input from the pros, the tiny SCGC team at the time, which included Jeff Traugott, Michael Hornick and Steve Palazzo, stepped up to the challenge with this concept: design and build a specialty fingerstyle instrument that responds with immediacy and volume to the minimized energy imparted from fingertips and the reduced tension of many open tunings. Give it a contemporary aesthetic of simple elegance and complexity of tone that the player can not outgrow. Twenty-five years and numerous awards and accolades later, The Fretboard Journal credits the Santa Cruz FS as the inspiration for the guitar designs of some of the brightest lights in contemporary lutherie and a strong influence on major manufacturers. The FS is a truly sophisticated instrument that will allow the best possible presentation of your fingerstyle technique.

Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
Back Stripe Brazilian Rosewood
Binding Brazilian Rosewood
Top Wood Type Cedar
Rosette Blue Purfle Combo
Purfling Blue Purfle Combo
Bracing/Voicing Tapered
Other Cutaway
Neck Peghead Solid, FS Style
Peghead Binding None
Overlay Material Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay SCGC Mini
Width at Nut 1-13/16″
Neck Shape Round, Cutaway
Fingerboard Side Dots 2mm MOP
Inlay None
Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
Binding Black
Scale Length 25.375
Finish Top Clear
Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
Neck Clear/Buffed
Setup Pickguard None
Tuners/gears 510 Delta Gotoh Gold w/Ebony Button

Guitar specifications are subject to change; please consult SCGC or an authorized dealer prior to buying for the most current specifications.

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