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.

We have been commissioned many times by our artists and celebrity collectors for custom versions of this classic design that we finally got the message: you want this guitar! In that spirit, SCGC has introduced the RS Model. It is much more than a tribute to the guitar virtuoso of 1937 who performed with these deluxe stage instruments that were set up for Hawaiian playing styles. This beautiful retro offering incorporates the modifications requested by modern players to make vintage instruments compatible with contemporary fretting styles.

The RS is designed for a commanding presence. SCGC’s specially tapered bracing and body depth give the instrument considerable headroom to be driven hard and still maintain tonal integrity. The neck is designed for maximum string space at the nut (1-13/16 inches) to allow for very clean fingering. The right hand is also given more space, 2-5/16 inches, between the outside strings. The satisfying playability is enhanced by the suppleness of the 24-3/4 inch string length. We employed some of our hallmark lutherie skills to manipulate the sound hole size, bridge plate position and top deflection to achieve an ideal EQ for the RS, a big embraceable companion with a really pretty face.

Body Wood Type Mahogany
  Back Stripe Black
  Binding Ivoroid
  Other Deep Body
Top Wood Type Adirondack Spruce
  Rosette Ivoroid Combo
  Purfling S29
  Bracing/Voicing Double Tapered
Neck Peghead VJ Style
  Peghead Binding None
  Overlay Material Ebony
  Headstock Inlay Santa Cruz Ivoroid Script Logo
  Width at Nut 1-13/16″
  Neck Shape Round
Fingerboard Side Dots White
  Inlay Doppler Dots
  Width at 12th Fret 2-5/16″
  Binding Black
  Scale Length 24.75
Finish Top Sunburst
  Back & Sides Tobacco Brown/Buffed
  Neck Tobacco Brown/Matte
Setup Pickguard Tortoise

Nickel Waverly with ivoroid (*spec has changed since photos above were taken)


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