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Santa Cruz H13 Custom 'Adirondack / Flamed Maple' Acoustic Guitar

SCGC’s concept for the H-13 is to achieve power beyond what would be expected in a small-bodied guitar. Two fundamental lutherie tricks make this possible: a longer string length (more downward pressure at the saddle) and more air space via a deeper body (increased volume and bass response). To place the bridge in the optimal position for power and maintain the longer string length, the neck needs to join the body at the 13th fret. Cool, huh? This is a gorgeous classic with power and presence expected from a much larger instrument. Perfect for aggressive fingerstyle blues and vocal accompaniment, the H-13 feels really sweet to hold.

This custom-ordered H13 is an absolute one-of-a-kind, designed from the ground up and featuring absolutely breathtaking timbers throughout. The star of the show is the superb and highly figured set of Flamed Maple on the back and sides, a tonewood with incredible balance and volume. Santa Cruz has paired this with a sensational Adirondack Spruce top, lending volume and punch to the sound. The result is a guitar with incredible power, which remains sweet and balanced with stunning harmonic complexity. Airondack spruce bracing with hot hide glue construction allows the soundboard to resonate to it's full potential, for a responsive and lively instrument.

Taking as its inspiration the rarely-seen 1935 Gibson Nick Lucas Special model, this guitar features a flamed maple neck with full-body sunburst finish, a 42 Style fingerboard inlay in Mother Of Pearl, and a custom '1929-style' solid peghead design. This particular guitar is over 2 years in the making, and designed to be the ultimate combination of comfort, volume and warmth in a vintage-inspired package, with Santa Cruz's unsurpassed build quality and timber selection. Includes Ameritage hardshell case.


Body Wood Type Flamed Maple
  Back Stripe S29
  Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type Adirondack Spruce
  Rosette Ivoroid
  Purfling S29
  Bracing/Voicing H 13 Scallop/Tapered


Custom solid 1929 Style
  Peghead Binding None
  Overlay Material Ebony
  Headstock Inlay Santa Cruz Ivoroid Script Logo
  Width at Nut 1-3/4″
  Neck Shape V
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
  Inlay 42 Style
  Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16″
  Binding Ivoroid
  Scale Length 25.375
Finish Top Sunburst
  Back & Sides Sunurst
  Neck Sunburst
Flamed Maple Neck
Adirondack with hot hide glue

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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