Santa Cruz Guitar Company H13 Custom All Mahogany #1762
The Santa Cruz Guitar Company H13 has arrived at Heartbreaker Guitars and it is a beauty! This all Mahogany guitar has 13 frets to the body, ivoroid binding on the body and the fretboard, and the classic Santa Cruz script logo on the peghead.
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.
The historical precedent for this classic shape was the Gibson ‘Nick Lucas Special’ from the 1920’s and ’30’s, the one Bob Dylan holds in early photos. The “H” designation is an acknowledgment to the guardian of the lore of all things vintage and stringed, Maestro Paul Hostetter, who commissioned SCGC to build the prototype in 1978.
Call us today on the SCGC H13 beauty. We are proud to be your premier Santa Cruz Guitar Dealer and favorite Las Vegas Guitar Store.