Santa Cruz FTC Flamed Maple German Spruce Custom

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“The FTC looks and sounds like nothing else out there ... and on this evidence, you’d be hard pushed to find anything, regardless of price, that looks and sounds better – or even comes close.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Richard Hoover decided to bring a favorite older model back into production for a limited run of twelve guitars. Having had such a wonderful time restoring a 1980s FTC for Eric Clapton in 2015, it was an easy choice to put the carved back, flat top F cutaway model into production once again, offering players a most unique instrument that has the projection of an archtop, with the sustain of a flattop. Santa Cruz released one FTC a month in 2016, and due to the tremendous response, the FTC has returned to their standard lineup.

This FTC features an exquisitely figured flamed maple body paired with a German Spruce top. It's a loud, complex sounding guitar, with the cut of a great arch top and the chimney warmth of a round-hole guitar. Listen to Eduardo Mercuri put it through its paces over at the Video tab! Priced with custom Ameritage hard case. 

  • Carved Flamed Maple back
  • German Spruce top
  • Ebony bridge & fingerboard
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Rounded neck profile
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • 25.375" SL
  • 2 3/16" string spacing

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Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

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