Janis Ian

Below are the standard specifications for this particular model. Prior to 2019, Sitka Spruce was the standard top wood, but now this model comes available with a long list of custom options, including various top woods, that can be added for no additional charge. Click here to see all the options available to you, and design your own.

Janis Ian is a powerhouse performer on the guitar. When you see this iconic singer/songwriter live you’ll see how SCGC met the challenge of making this unique instrument for her dynamic attack.  Personifying the inspiration for a Santa Cruz Signature Model, she delivers a singular playing style defined from years of professional experience. To make Janis Ian’s dream guitar, we employed our substantial luthiers body of knowledge to custom voice an instrument  with electric guitar playability, state of the art electro-acoustics in collaboration with L.R.Baggs and an attention getting stage presence.   An old growth, responsibly harvested Mahogany cutaway body, hand voiced Sitka Spruce top and Janis’ signature “Rude Girl” logo fretboard inlays make a striking presentation. This parlor-sized cutaway with a very contemporary look is a professionally proven stage and studio instrument. The JI model inspired Ani DiFranco to exclaim to Janis, “#@*%#*#**! What kind of guitar is that?”

Please note: The current specs on the Janis Ian Model are not represented in the corresponding photos. New photos coming soon, please view the specifications tab for all the current specs. Thank you.

Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
  Back Stripe None
  Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type European Spruce
  Rosette Abalone
  Purfling Abalone
  Bracing/Voicing Scalloped
Neck Peghead Small FS
  Peghead Binding Ivoroid
  Overlay Material Ebony
  Headstock Inlay Janis Ian / Mini
  Width at Nut 1-11/16″
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
  Inlay “Rude Girl”
  Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16″
  Binding Ivoroid
  Scale Length 24.75
Finish Top Tinted
  Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  Neck Clear/Buffed
Setup Pickguard None
  Tuners/gears Chrome Gotoh mini 510

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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