Santa Cruz: 00-1929 SB(Item ID: 00-1929 SB Serial#: 982)
1929 00 12-Fret All Solid Mahogany with Georgia Peach Sunburst
The folks at Santa Cruz must have a time machine hidden somewhere in their shop! Clearly, they have revisited the past to draw inspiration for this unique, simple, and wonderful guitar. The 1929 Model 00 shares some of the features common to Martin guitars of the '20s era, but Santa Cruz adds a few new elements in their interpretation.
At first glance this instrument might be mistaken for a vintage Martin Style 2-17. However, upon closer inspection, one will see that Santa Cruz has recast the earlier mold to create their own singular expression. Like a common, unadorned Style 2-17, this is an all mahogany, short scale, small body 12-fret guitar. However, the Santa Cruz 1929 Model 00 has some new features which include: a stylized flat headstock instead of a slotted headstock; twenty frets instead of eighteen; an ebony fretboard and headstock veneer instead of rosewood; side position dots only; mahogany body bindings instead of rosewood; ivoroid and tortoise rosette rather than wood; and a tortoise pickguard. The vintage appearance of this instrument is completed by the addition of open nickle tuning machines with ebony keys and is enhanced by the use of a full body lightly shaded sunburst finish.
Like many of the small body guitars of the past, the Model 00 is amazingly light in weight. This characteristic seems to be mirrored by the sound which is airy, open, crisp and direct with firm fundamentals capped with simple, clear overtones. These qualities produce a wonderful playability which is quick, loose, free, and responsive.
So, if you want to appreciate and experience the easy playability and the simple, clear voice characteristic of the vintage small body all mahogany guitars, our friends at Santa Cruz have created the means with their 1929 Model 00 - it can be your tool to time travel.
This guitar includes a custom designed Ameritage archtop hardshell case.
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