1996 Santa Cruz 000

This is a used 1996 Santa Cruz 000 flat top acoustic guitar. This particular example, serial number 804, is in extremely excellent all original condition and includes the original hard shell case! Nearly 20 years old, it’s interesting to experience how such a guitar, made by what is typically perceived as a modern boutique brand, has not only aged gracefully but has seemingly matured and enhanced with time. Consensus indicates that the Santa Cruz Guitar Company has been amongst the top high-end guitar manufacturers for the past several decades, and the level of craftsmanship with which SCGC are executed is truly unparalleled. All of this is already a common sentiment amongst players and collectors alike, however, as briefly mentioned, this delicately aged example showcases how in time, Santa Cruz acoustics are destined to become even better.

The SCGC wesbite explains, ‘The 000 is similar to the OM in size and tone, but has several distinguishing features that provide it with a more vintage styling. The primary differences are that the 000 has 12 frets and a slotted peghead, in comparison with the OM’s 14 frets and solid peghead. A favorite instrument of fingerstyle players, the 000 has a slightly smoother, more bass-resonant tone than the OM. The guitar’s vintage features include SCGC tuners, modern string spacing at the bridge, and a slim “V”-shape neck profile.

Other specifications of the Santa Cruz 000 include:
– Natural German Spruce top
– Rosewood back and sides
– Ebony fretboard
– Zig-Zag back inlay
– Ivoroid binding
– Ivoroid Rosette
– BWBHerringbone Purfling
– Scalloped bracing
– Tortoise pickguard
– Santa Cruz tuners
– 25.375 Scale2-3/16″ @ 14 Fret1-3/4″ Nut width
– Standard black side dots
– Ivoroid binding
– OM slotted peg-head
– Formfit hardshell case