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Santa Cruz D12 12-Fret Dreadnought Bear Claw Sitka Spruce/Mahogany Natural (Serial #7113)


SKU: SCD12-7113

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Santa Cruz D12 12-Fret Dreadnought Bear Claw Sitka Spruce/Mahogany Natural (Serial #7113)

Legendary artist and first call session ace, Norman Blake, has long appreciated the power and sensitivity of the original dreadnought design with 12 frets clear of the body. SCGC’s prototype D-12 Model was commissioned to showcase Norman’s playing style by adding clarity and sustain for an articulate response to the flat pick. Building a guitar with 12 frets clear of the body creates more air volume, which allows greater amplitude and sustain. The hand tuned X-bracing insures increased bass response, while the top voicing and 4-1/4 inch sound hole size combine to achieve great presence in all ranges. This eliminates the tendency of the traditional dreadnought towards boominess at the expense of midrange and treble. The controlled integrity of Mahogany sides and back impart clarity and definition to the guitar’s complex acoustic presence. The D-12’s sheer volume, complexity and incredible sustain make it a truly inspiring stage partner


Body Wood Type: Mahogany
Back Stripe: Zipper
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Top: Wood Type: Bear Claw Sitka Spruce
Top Rosette: Cowboy Rope Rosette
Top Purfling: Cowboy Rope Rosette
Top Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped
Peghead: Slotted
Peghead Binding: None
Overlay Material: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: SGSC Mini
Width at Nut: 1-3/4″
Neck Shape: Round
Fingerboard Side Dots: White
Fingerboard Inlay: Long Diamond & Squares
Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16″
Binding: Black
Scale Length: 25.375
Finish Top: Natural
Finish Back & Sides: Natural
Finish Neck: Natural
Pickguard: Tortoise
Tuners/gears: Nickel open-back

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