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The Santa Cruz Guitar Company has been producing hand-made, high-end, high-quality acoustic guitars since 1978.  Many of the models have been inspired by traditional Martin flat top guitars, but with an infusion of modern luthiery design ideas and building techniques.  The Model 000 shown here takes its design cues from the Martin 000-28 of the late 1920s and early 1930s.  Like the old Martin, the Santa Cruz 000 is a small, rosewood body guitar with a neck to body joint at the 12th fret.  The guitar has a remarkably open sound with excellent balance and clarity.  It is equally good for fingerstyle or flat picking.

SANTA CRUZ MODEL 000  (1997)

Body:  Hollow; solid 2-piece Sitka spruce top, solid 2-piece Indian rosewood back, and solid Indian rosewood sides; triple bound top, double bound back

Finish:  Natural, nitrocellulose lacquer

Neck:  1-piece mahogany, set-in; single bound ebony headstock overlay with mother-of-pearl logo

Fingerboard:  Ebony, single bound; mother-of-pearl “diamond and square” markers

Number of Frets:  18

Pickguard:  Tortoise, plastic

Bridge:  Ebony with bone saddle

Nut:  Bone

Tuners:  Waverly, open, nickel

Pickups:  None

Controls:  None

Scale Length:  25 3/8 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 3/4 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  15 inches

Body Depth:  4 1/8 inches

Weight:  n/a

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