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Old 03-11-2020, 06:46 PM
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Guitar is now sold...

This is a Santa Cruz Firefly koa guitar, a wonderful instrument with gorgeous flamed curly koa, and a wonderful voice to match. I purchased it in June of 2019, but found that I simply could not get used to playing a guitar that did not have a cutaway.

It is in mint condition, but I did have the original silver mini Gotoh tuners swapped out by a luthier for the exact same tuner in antique gold, as I prefer gold tuners on my instruments. The original tuners are included though if you would prefer to swap them back, as is the case candy and some of the Santa Cruz polish.

The case is a hearty Santa Cruz Ameritage model, with incredible padding that fits like a glove. The only downside is it is extremely heavy. So in order to better travel with it, I bought a guitar saddle backpack that allows you to utilize backpack straps. This is included in the sale as well. There are a couple of markings on the Ameritage case, but the guitar itself is in fantastic condition.

Note: the stand shown in the photos is not included in the sale. There is a new one for sale on Reverb for over $10k, donʻt miss this chance to get an amazing deal on this beauty. I am asking $5250 shipped for it, no trades please.





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Old 03-12-2020, 10:51 AM
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Wow - what a beautiful little guitar! GLWS!!
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Old 03-14-2020, 11:54 AM
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Wow - what a beautiful little guitar! GLWS!!
Thanks very much.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:55 PM
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Midweek bump...
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Old 03-21-2020, 08:02 AM
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Bump for the weekend...
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:34 AM
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Bet that is a nice little guitar. Never seen a firefly, but my PJ is great and the clip Pinecone recently put up in show and tell shows off his Style 1. A little Santa Cruz is a nice thought while self isolating. Glws.

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Old 03-25-2020, 07:52 AM
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Bet that is a nice little guitar. Never seen a firefly, but my PJ is great and the clip Pinecone recently put up in show and tell shows off his Style 1. A little Santa Cruz is a nice thought while self isolating. Glws.

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Thanks very much Jeff.
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Old 03-28-2020, 06:48 AM
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Weekend bump for a great little couch guitar to keep you entertained while you stay at home...
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Old 03-31-2020, 12:12 PM
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Midweek bump for a koa beauty...that sounds as good as it looks.
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Old 04-04-2020, 07:48 AM
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Price drop on this koa beauty to $6250 shipped.
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Midweek price drop to $5999 for this one...
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This is a Santa Cruz Firefly koa guitar, a wonderful instrument with gorgeous flamed curly koa, and a wonderful voice to match. I purchased it in June of 2019, but found that I simply could not get used to playing a guitar that did not have a cutaway.

It is in mint condition, but I did have the original silver mini Gotoh tuners swapped out by a luthier for the exact same tuner in antique gold, as I prefer gold tuners on my instruments. The original tuners are included though if you would prefer to swap them back, as is the case candy and some of the Santa Cruz polish.

The case is a hearty Santa Cruz Ameritage model, with incredible padding that fits like a glove. The only downside is it is extremely heavy. So in order to better travel with it, I bought a guitar saddle backpack that allows you to utilize backpack straps. This is included in the sale as well. There are a couple of markings on the Ameritage case, but the guitar itself is in fantastic condition.

Included is a video sound sample of the exact guitar for sale. It was made for me by the dealer that sold it to me in 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCqK...ature=emb_logo

Note: the stand and wall hanger shown in the photos are not included in the sale. I am asking $5999 for it, no trades please.





D'oh!,

I've always wanted one and would take this, but it would have to have a bound headstock as that I imprinted on the first time I saw the model.
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:42 AM
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D'oh!,

I've always wanted one and would take this, but it would have to have a bound headstock as that I imprinted on the first time I saw the model.
Thanks anyway...
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