H Model

Long an honored presence in the Santa Cruz collection, the 1930’s inspired H Model joined our catalog in 1977 during the formative years of the company. This was a challenging era to introduce a non-Dreadnought, non-12-fret guitar. Opting to be favored by natural selection, SCGC presented the now standard 14 frets to the body configuration to an audience that valued the additional 2-fret access on such a classic, vintage body.

Most players are astonished when they play the Santa Cruz H for the first time. Its volume is startling for a small-bodied guitar. The body’s depth allows for a much larger presence than would be expected in an instrument of its size. The guitar’s balanced hand voicing gives the H a precise response at every fretboard position. This model is highly recommended for those who prefer the sweetness and ease of playing a small guitar but require more comfort and volume.

Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
Back Stripe S29
Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type Sitka Spruce
Rosette Ivoroid
Purfling Herringbone
Bracing/Voicing Double Tapered w/Bass Scallop
Neck Peghead Solid VJ
Peghead Binding None
Overlay Material Ebony
Headstock Inlay SCGC
Width at Nut 1-11/16″
Neck Shape Round
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
Inlay 2mm Dots
Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16″
Binding Ivoroid
Scale Length 25.375
Finish Top Clear
Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
Neck Clear/Matte
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
Tuners/gears Nickel open-back

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