Santa Cruz H 13 Mahogany/European Spruce - Sunburst (813)
Santa Cruz H 13 Mahogany/European Spruce - Sunburst (813)
Santa Cruz H 13 Mahogany/European Spruce - Sunburst (813)
Santa Cruz H 13 Mahogany/European Spruce - Sunburst (813)
Santa Cruz H 13 Mahogany/European Spruce - Sunburst (813)
Santa Cruz H 13 Mahogany/European Spruce - Sunburst (813)

Santa Cruz H 13 Mahogany/European Spruce - Sunburst (813)

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What’s up with thirteen frets? 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. In spite of the question of whether the historic 13 frets to the body had any basis in acoustic science, our reason for using it does.

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.

Top: European Spruce  

Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood

Neck: Honduran Mahogany

Body Binding: Ivoroid with 529/H13 Purfling

Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid

Peghead BindingNone

Bridge: Ebony with 2 3/16" Spacing

Fingerboard: Ebony 

Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP Dot

Nut: Bone, 1 3/4"

Saddle: Bone, Drop-In

Neck Profile: V

Peghead Profile: Tapered Square, Slotted

Neck Joint: Mortise & Tenon Hybrid

Truss Rod: Fully Adjustable

Frets: Medium 18% Nickel-Silver

Peghead Veneer: Ebony with Ivoroid Santa Cruz Logo

Tuners: Nickel Waverly, Ivoroid Buttons 

Backstrip: 2-Style 

Rosette: ivoroid

Scale Length: 25.375"

Bracing Material: Adirondack Spruce (Hide-Glue) 

Brace Pattern: H 13 scalloped/tapered

Radius: 12"- 18.5" Compound

Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Neck Finish:  Satin

Pickguard: Tortoise

Strings: .012-.053

Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case by Ameritage

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