SCGC’s take on the legendary pre-war D-18.
Santa cruz has a philosophy that says “to combine, not copy”. In other words, they do not replicate famous models, they study them and refine what there is to refine in order to make their guitars up to date and iconic in their own right. The story of the Santa Cruz Vintage Artist began in 1991, when Richard Hoover and several vintage guitar experts tried to identify what makes the pre-war Martin D-18 guitars so desirable. The Vintage Artist features an advanced, scalloped X-bracing for powerful bass, complemented by the clear tone and definition of master grade Mahogany.
|Body Type||Auditorium, Classical 4/4, Concert, Dreadnought, Jumbo, Mini Jumbo, Orchestra, Other, Parlor, Travel/Small|
|Massive/Laminate Wood||Massive Body, Massive Top|
|Top Material Family||Ash, Basswood, Blackwood, Bunya, Cedar, Cherry, Dao, Koa, Mahogany, Maple, Pine, Poplar, Redwood, Spruce, Ziricote|
|Body Material Family||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Agathis, Alder, Aluminum, Ash, Balsa, Basswood, Blackwood, Cherry, Cocobolo, Dao, HPL, Koa, Limewood, Mahogany, Maple, Meranti, Myrtlewood, Nato, Nyatoh, Oak, Okoume, Ovangkol, Pau Ferro, Pine, Poplar, Radiata, Rosewood, Sapele, Sassafras, Snakewood, Spruce, Swamp Ash, Walnut, Zebrawood, Ziricote|
|Fretboard Material Family||Brownwood, Ebony, Ferro, Jatoba, Katalox, Laurel, Maple, Micarta, Oak, Ovangkol, Pau Ferro, Richlite, Rosewood, Sonokeling, Walnut, Wenge, Ziricote|
|Neck Material Family||Birch, Cedar, Hardwood, Mahogany, Maple, Nato, Okoume, Panga Panga, Rosewood, Sapele, Wenge|
|String Number||10, 11, 12, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Number of Frets||17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24|
|Neck joint at||12th fret, 13th fret, 14th fret|
|Pickup Configuration||Microphone, Piezo|
|Active Pickup?||No, Yes|
|Pickup Brand||Aguilar, Aria, B&G Guitars, Bare Knuckle, Baton Rouge, Cole Clark, Crafter, Delano, DiMarzio, Duesenberg, EMG, ESP Ltd., Fender, Fishman, Gibson, Godin, Gretsch, Harmony, Häussel Pickups, Höfner, Ibanez, Kent Armstrong, L.R. Baggs, Lag, Lakland, Lindy Fralin, Lollar, Macmull Custom Guitars, Music Man, Nik Huber, Prodipe, Prodipe Guitars, PRS, Reveho, Rickenbacker, Sandberg, Schecter, Seymour Duncan, Shadow, Squier, Strandberg, Suhr, Takamine, Taylor, Tim Shaw, TV Jones, Wilkinson, Yamaha|
|Lefty/Right Handed||Left Handed, Right Handed|
|Colour||Black, Blue, Brown, Burgundy, Burst, Copper, Cream, Gold, Green, Grey, Natural, Orange, Other, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, Turquoise, White, Yellow|