The Santa Cruz Guitar Co. turns 40 in 2016, and to celebrate, owner Richard Hoover trotted out a limited-edition Commemorative 40th Anniversary Model today at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
This is No. 1 of only 12 guitars that recreate the 1980s Santa Cruz FTC that Eric Clapton owns. In fact, Hoover decided to bring it back after restoring Clapton’s carved-back F cutaway model in 2015. Hoover says the company will release one commemorative 40th Anniversary FTC per month in 2016, each in a different tone wood and finish “to make them truly one-of-a-kind,” according to SCGC info.
This one features Flamed Maple and Bear Claw German Spruce.
Here are a few more images.
All four photos in this post were taken at NAMM .
UPDATE: We promised and we’re delivering. Here’s a couple more shots of that pretty commemorative cutaway that offer more than just a tease!
Flamed Maple / Bear Claw German Spruce
Flamed Maple neck
‘1976-2016′ commemorative half moon
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’40’ commemorative heel cap
Art deco fingerboard inlays
Custom sunburst finish
Schaller Imperial tuners
US List Price: $12,500; available at Redwood Acoustics of Brookfield, WI.