FTC Model

Below are the standard specifications for this particular model. There are also many custom options available to add to this model for no additional charge. Click here to see all the options available to you, and design your own.

“GUITAR OF THE YEAR” – Acoustic Magazine, 2016

“The FTC looks and sounds like nothing else out there and on this evidence, you’d be hard pushed to find anything, regardless of price, that looks and sounds better – or even comes close.” – Acoustic Magazine

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Richard decided to bring a favorite older model back into production for a limited run of twelve guitars in 2016. Having had such a wonderful time restoring a 1980s FTC for Eric Clapton in 2015, it was an easy choice to put the carved back, flat top F cutaway model into production once again, offering players a most unique instrument that has the projection of an archtop, with the sustain of a flattop. SCGC released one FTC a month in 2016, each unique in tone wood, appointments and finish, to make them truly one-of-a-kind. Due to the wonderful response, the FTC model is returning to the SCGC catalog as a standard model available for order and customization in 2017.

Available with either Flamed Maple back/sides or Mahogany back/sides, choice of Spruce top, appointments and finish, players can now design an FTC model specific to their tonal, aesthetic and playability needs. Contact your local dealer or SCGC directly to discuss options and spec out your personal, custom FTC model.

Body Wood Type  Maple or Mahogany
  Back Stripe  Black
  Binding  Ivoroid, tortoise or wood
Top Wood Type  Player’s choice
  Rosette  ivoroid or wood
  Purfling  purfle combo
  Bracing/Voicing  tapered
Neck Peghead  solid, F style
  Peghead Binding  I/B/I .09o, tortoise or wood
  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, tortoise or wood
  Scale Length  25.375″
Finish Top  natural, sunburst or vintage tint
  Back & Sides  natural, sunburst or vintage tint
  Neck  buffed
Setup Pickguard none
  Tuners/gears Schaller Imperial

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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