FTC Model

“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  European Spruce,  Adirondack, or Bear Claw Spruce
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 and ‘1976 – 2016’ in half moon over nut
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

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

Custom Options

Body Woods (Available or Standard)

Top Woods (Standard or Available)

Neck Woods (Standard or Available)

Bracing Options (Standard or Available)

Neck Customization Options (Standard or Available)

Binding Options (Standard or Available)

Custom Wood Parts Options (Standard or Available)

Finish Options (Standard or Available)

Inlay Options (Standard or Available)

Other Options (Standard or Available)

Tuners (Standard or Available)

Pickup Options (Standard or Available)

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