The Catfish Special

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.

The Catfish Special! New Signature Model for 2018.

Santa Cruz Guitar Company is thrilled to debut The Catfish Special, a custom 1929 O model built for our friend and world renowned blues musician, Catfish Keith. After building a custom, all Mahogany O for Catfish a few years back, fans around the world kept asking for more information on this ‘little guitar with the giant voice.’ Following Catfish’s riveting performance at our 40th anniversary party and the reaction it received, it was obvious that a signature model version of this customized 1929 O would be a welcome addition to our catalog. We are proud to present The Catfish Special!

A ‘Professional’ version of this model is also available, offering the same Catfish peghead inlay and custom bubble fingerboard inlays as found on Catfish Keith’s personal guitar. Please inquire for details.

Body Body Wood Figured Mahogany
Back Stripe none
Body Binding ivoroid
Side Purfling black .020
Other 12 fret
black .020 back purfle
Top Top Wood Figured Mahogany
Rosette ivoroid / tortoise/ ivoroid
Purfling black .020
Bracing scalloped
Other 12 fret
Soundhole 3-3/4″
Neck Peghead Solid VJ
Peghead Binding ivoroid
Overlay Material ebony
Headstock Inlay SCGC Vintage Script Logo
Scale Length 24.75
Other V
Fingerboard Inlays none
Width at Nut 1-3/4″
Width at 14th 2-3/16″
F-Board Binding ivoroid
Side Dots black
Finish Type-Body sunburst
Type-Neck sunburst
Type- Top sunburst
Style-Body buffed
Style-Neck gloss
Style-Peghead buffed
Set-Up Pickguard tortoise – O17 shape
Strings SCGC low tension
Action 3/2
Gears Waverly Nickel w/ Ebony
Bridge Spacing 2-3/16″ Pyramid
Bridge/End Pins bone
Pick-Up none
Label custom ‘Catfish Special’ label


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  • Woods

  • Bracing

  • Additional Body Modifications

  • Neck Customizations

  • Custom Wood Parts

  • Binding Options

  • Inlay Options

  • Finish

  • Set Up Options

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