2007 SCGC custom SJ (Swan Jumbo)

SKU: SJ-4741 Category:

Description

This consignment 2007 Santa Cruz Smeck-style jumbo represents a custom version of the ┬áStage De Luxe model that I had build for the shop for a few of years. Inspiration for this model came from my first 1934 Gibson Stage De Luxe guitar with rare original scalloped brace voicing. This example of the “Swan Jumbo”, SJ-4741, features a European spruce top from my own supply, rare combination quilt-flame figure Honduras rosewood from my own supply, and gold Waverly tuners and matching strap button. Standard features include: Reduced size version of the “Reagan haircut” headstock shape, Bound fingerboard and headstock, 12 fret Smeck style configuration with scalloped bracing for light gauge strings, 24 3/4″ string scale, 1934 style 3 3/4″ sound hole diameter, and single layer binding on the top and back of the body. The original ebony bridge failed, so I had Alan Perlman make a more functional taller version out of light, but strong very dark Brazilian rosewood. The guitar has picked up only a couple of bumps from playing, on the side of the headstock above the D tuner, and another near the center of the neck heel as it meets the playing area of the neck behind the 9th fret. Otherwise, it is very clean and developed a nice musical voice from regular play by my old shop friend, Vernon. ┬áSadly, it comes to the shop after we lost Vernon to a long term illness last winter. This instrument has quickly become a shop favorite. With a non-original hardshell case.

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