Style 1

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.

To properly introduce the Santa Cruz Style 1, it is necessary to echo the historic positioning of the SCGC PJ guitar.  The parlor-style body was the pinnacle of the art of guitar making up until the late 19th century. This was the optimal size for tonal perfection. The reason guitars got bigger was to make them louder. With amplification and modern recording techniques, we can once again embrace sound quality over sound quantity.

The original body shapes of the fledgling C.F. Martin & Co. included the Size 1, a relatively large guitar for the era. Fast-forward to the new millennium where this design is very well suited for contemporary fingerstyle techniques. Santa Cruz Guitar Company’s interpretation of this wonderfully sized instrument is in response to players’ demands for this traditionally sweet sounding guitar. SCGC’s ability to achieve surprising volume and presence in a smaller-bodied instrument gives the Style 1 a solid position in the contemporary guitarist’s repertoire.

Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
  Back Stripe Zipper
  Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type European Spruce
  Rosette Ivoroid
  Purfling Herringbone
  Bracing/Voicing Scalloped
Neck Peghead Slotted
  Peghead Binding Ivoroid
  Overlay Material Ebony
  Headstock Inlay SCGC Mini
  Width at Nut 1-3/4″
  Neck Shape V
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
  Inlay Diamond & Square Short Pattern
  Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16″
  Binding Ivoroid
  Scale Length 24.75
Finish Top Clear/Buffed
  Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  Neck Clear/Matte
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
  Tuners/gears Nickel Waverly w/ Ivoroid

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

Design Your Own

  • Woods

  • Bracing

  • Additional Body Modifications

  • Neck Customizations

  • Custom Wood Parts

  • Binding Options

  • Inlay Options

  • Finish

  • Set Up Options

  • Add-Ons Made from your Wood Offcuts

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