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Rick Turner and Heartbreaker Guitars have collaborated on their 3rd special series. The previous series, The RT-50 and the Deuce 50 both celebrating Ricks 50 years as a pro luthier were a smashing success selling most of the units before completion. So, what is the Santa Cruz Series Model 1 you ask? This is a Model 1 guitar that is using predominantly indigenous woods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The primary woods used on the body will be a Western Red Cedar (body) core capped with a Big Curl Redwood top and back - 2 of which will be finished in a gorgeous Sunburst and one left natural . The other 2 will have a wild flamed Redwood cap. Local Walnut and Madrone 5 layer neck topped with a highly figured Amazon Rosewood fingerboard. Black Chrome hardware will bring this look together. Ivoroid Knobs and a figured Walnut pick up surround and tail piece. Fully bound in white ivory binding with a "black purfling line" . Special surf board inlay on the 12th with a "Santa Cruz" logo with a "Ocean Wave" image on the 7th fret. Numeric designation on the 17th fret, i.e. "1 of 5, 2 of 5" etc. All inlays will be done by Larry Robinson whom Rick taught to do inlay work way back in the 70's and is now a legend in the business. Signed by Mr. Turner himself. There will only be 5 guitars built. The whole idea of this guitar is to bring together the "local vibe" of the Santa Cruz guitar scene which is rich with so many incredible luthiers using some of the finest woods available in the world. We tie that all in with the Redwood Coastal vibe of the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. The guitar is a celebration of the incredible talents of Mr. Rick Turner while paying homage to the vibrant coastal luthier community that is Santa Cruz California. Rick has been deeply involved with wood selection, laminating, machining, voicing, and construction of these instruments. We will also be offering a special private interview (see below) with Mr. Turner telling us all about the guitars READ THE INTERVIEW WITH RICK TURNER