The Catfish Special

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 Schaller Nickel w/ Ebony
  Bridge Spacing 2-3/16″ Pyramid
  Bridge/End Pins bone
  Pick-Up none
  Label custom ‘Catfish Special’ label
Additional Specifications Body Length 19″
  Body Depth 3-1/2- 4-5/8″
  Lower Bout 13-1/8″
  Waist 7-7/8″
  Upper Bout 9-1/2″
  Overall Length 38-1/4″
  Number of Frets 21
  Frets Clear of the Body 12
  Bridge & End Pins ebony with pearl dots
  Fingerboard & Bridge ebony


Custom Options

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Top Woods (Standard or Available)

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Inlay Options (Standard or Available)

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