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  • Santa Cruz Firefly Custom M.G. Cedar / M.G. Brazilian Rosewood #279


    Do not let the size fool you. Small-bodied guitars are very popular these days because luthiers have figured out how to get amazing sounds out of these little treasures, and Richard Hoover is no exception.  "The Firefly is one of my favorite guitars," says Mr. Hoover who points out that bigger is not better. Small-bodied guitars create their own unique voice that can only be achieved through the geometric body of confined space. Suffice to say, these little guys are not novelty guitars. Even if you are just sitting on the couch strumming a few chords, you'll hear the resonance vibrating into your chest and resonating in your soul. These guitars are inspiring!

    Santa Cruz is thoroughly represented in television, film, and top 40 hits of most genres by first-call session aces. The celebrity front man usually sports an instrument on stage that is supplied by the brand with the biggest artist relations budget, but when it comes to their recordings, only the best guitar and player will do. Santa Cruz has provided the top studio professionals with style specific customizations for decades. The Firefly concept: Current technology has allowed artists to lay down tracks from remote locations creating a need for a sophisticated guitar that travels well and still delivers a professional performance.

    Some impartial observations from Guitar Player Magazine: “I’ve never reviewed a guitar that caused so many people to utter some variation on the phrase, “This might be the best guitar I’ve played in my life.” “This isn’t just the best small bodied guitar that I’ve played in years – this is one of the best guitars I’ve ever played period.” “The SCGC FireFly is a truly inspirational composing guitar.”

    We are proud to be your premier Santa Cruz Guitar Company Dealer and Las Vegas guitar store. Call Heartbreaker Guitars today to hear more about this Santa Cruz Guitar Co Firefly custom! ♦

    Body Wood Type Master Grade Brazilian Rosewood
    Back Stripe Thin Black
    Binding Brazilian Rosewood
    Top Wood Type Master Grade Cedar
    Rosette SC Black / White
    Purfling FF Combo
    Bracing/Voicing Adirondack with Hide Glue
    Neck Peghead Firefly
    Strings Santa Cruz Low Tension
    Overlay Material Brazilian Rosewood
    Headstock Inlay SCGC
    Width at Nut 1-11/16″
    Neck Shape Round C 
    Fingerboard Side Dots Black
    Inlay 2mm dots
    Width at 14th Fret 2 1/8″
    Binding Black
    Scale Length 24″
    Finish Top Clear Gloss
    Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
    Neck Clear/Buffed
    Setup Pickguard None
    Tuners/gears Chrome Mini Gotoh 510