2012 Santa Cruz Guitar Co. 1929 0 Acoustic Guitar Used
Figured mahogany may not have the long distance wow-factor of fiddle-back maple or curly Hawaiian koa, but if you move this SCGC 1929 0 in the light the figured grain just goes on for ever. The tone is equally subtle, with a warm balance that suits a tucks-under-your-arm, highly personal, guitar. And of course if you really do need more volume, there's the K&K pickup. Although already a decade old there are only the slightest signs of careful use, such as a few light finger scuffs where a pickguard would be and barely a whisper of fret wear. Although SCGC used late 1920s all-mahogany models as inspiration, the 'Cruz crew chose to bind the body edges with....wait for it, figured mahogany! The binding is also subtle, but a lovely touch.
Upgrades: Figured genuine mahogany top, back, and sides, with a matching figured mahogany 1-piece neck.