Description

As Richard Hoover puts it, the Santa Cruz F Model's intent is versatility. Whether playing with picks or nails, from subtle to bold, the F delivers full dynamics while maintaining control and minimizing boominess. Unlike the dreadnought, It's a full-bodied guitar that is also comfortable to hold. For those familiar with the extremely accomplished luthier, Jeff Traugott, you may see from where he took his inspiration (trivia: Jeff cut his guitar-building teeth at Santa Cruz Guitars). The F is often overlooked among fingerstyle players who concentrate on much smaller guitar for balance and clarity. The F is surprising in its ability to provide that same balance but satisfy every player's longing for more bottom without overpowering.

This particular F features a stunning "Mystic" East Indian rosewood back and sides, and a master-grade Adirondack Spruce top finished in a lovely 'buttered toast sunburst'. Its dry woody tone is even and warm, and really is as suited to playing with a flatpick as it is to fingerstyle.

Though used, this guitar is in excellent condition, with only a couple very minor cosmetic signs of play wear.

Specs

  • Adirondack Spruce top
  • Wild Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Wood rope purfling and rosette
  • Scale length: 25.375"
  • Gotoh 510 Tuners

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