Santa Cruz Style 1 Custom Bear Claw


ST1C/BCC Custom SN# 325

To properly introduce the Santa Cruz Style 1, it is necessary to echo the historic positioning of the SCGC PJ guitar. The parlor-style body was the pinnacle of the art of guitar making up until the late 19th century. This was the optimal size for tonal perfection.The reason guitars got bigger was to make them louder. With amplification and modern recording techniques, we can once again embrace sound quality over sound quantity.

The original body shapes of the fledgling C. F. Martin & Co. Included the Size 1, a relatively large guitar for the era. Fast-forward to the new millennium where this design is very well suited for contemporary fingerstyle techniques. Santa Cruz Guitar Company's interpretation of this wonderfully sized instrument is in response to players' demands for this traditionally sweet sounding guitar.

SCGC's ability to achieve surprising volume and presence in a smaller-bodied instrument gives the Style 1 a solid position in the contemporary guitarist's repertoire.
Brand new and unplayed instrument.

Wood Type: Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)
Back Stripe: Zipper

Wood Type: European Spruce (Picea Abies)
Rosette: Cocobolo
Purfling: Purfle Combo Top Border
Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped

Peghead: Slotted
Peghead binding: None
Headstock Inlay: SCGC Mini
Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
Neck Shape: V

Side Dots: Black
Inlay: Diamond & Square Short Pattern
Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16"
Binding: Black
Scale Length: 24.75

Top: Clear/Buffed
Back & Sides: Clear/Buffed
Neck: Clear/Matte

Pickguard: Tortoise
Tuners/Gears: Nickel Waverly w/Ivoroid

Bear Claw Italian Top
Cocobolo Rosette
Purfle Combo Top Border
Black Fingerboard Binding
Unbound Peghead