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1999 Santa Cruz Model F Cutaway, Curly Koa

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Serial #: 342

Nut Width: 1 11/16" Scale length: 25 1/2" Lower bout: 16" Depth at endpin: 4 5/8"

Materials: Solid bookmatched highly figured curly Koa top, back, and sides; solid tropical Mahogany neck; solid Ebony fingerboard, bridge, and bridgepins; solid bone nut; compensated bone saddle; Schaller 16x1 tuners; grained ivoroid binding and heelcap; swirl tortoise pickguard; Paua abalone peghead logo and soundhole rosette.

Notes: Once the mighty Koa grew so large across the Hawaiian Kingdom that entire canoes could be carved from a single tree. Now it's hard to find enough of this royal wood to build a baritone uke.

The Model F is the Santa Cruz Guitar Company's all-purpose guitar, and one of its best-selling models. Equally at home with pick or fingers, it's the Swiss Army Knife for the touring player, and a favorite of performing songwriters. This rare cutaway example is crafted with a body of solid curly Koa, tonewood so highly figured it's almost three-dimensional in the intensity of its bookmatched flame. With its 14 fret cutaway body, the instrument offers unimpeded access to the highest register, and at just 4lb 3oz. is superlatively light weight and well balanced.

This stunning guitar boasts appointments including scalloped bracing, solid ebony fingerboard and bridge, grained ivoroid binding, and rainbow Paua abalone soundhole rosette and peghead logo. The neck profile is an elegant gentle D, effortless in the hand, and the action is smooth and low over highly polished vintage style fretwork.

The voice is clear, even and brilliant, with excellent balance all across its long-scale fingerboard. This eye-popping example has been kept in immaculate condition: truly an instrument befitting its imperial pedigree. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with light gauge bronze strings (.012-.054). The guitar will accommodate lighter strings, according to preference.

Case: Original deluxe arched plush lined fitted black hardshell case.


















































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