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Old 05-11-2018, 12:15 PM
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Default Sold - 1996 Santa Cruz D12 Norman Blake

Very good overall condition. Excellent playing condition. There is one decent ding in the top (shown in photo) and some light finish checking. I could not get the checking to show up in photos. There is also an area in the treble side on the neck where it joins the fingerboard where the finish has lifted. I never notice it when Iím playing.

OHSC. Drilled out end pin for pickup. I have an end pin jack I can install if you like.

Now $2,625

Now $2,700

$2,850 shipped PP friends.
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:52 PM
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To the top with this D12.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:43 PM
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:44 PM
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Curious about the nut width and finger spacing at the saddle. Is the Norman Blake different than the normal D12 in regard to specs?

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Old 05-13-2018, 05:54 PM
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Hey Frank,

Hope all is well.

It is 1 13/16 and 2 3/16 based on my measurements.

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Old 05-15-2018, 08:09 AM
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I have that gorgeous Jimmy Edmonds 12 fret coming in and am looking to move this. Open to reasonable offers.

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Old 05-15-2018, 09:32 PM
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I wish your guitar would sell;-) A couple questions for you, since not very clear from the SC site. Still trying to figure out whether the ďNorman BlakeĒ is a model and dif than the D12, or he commissioned the SC D12 (SC site is not clear) and people are calling it the Blake D12. It looks like the stock D12 (designed originally for Blake) except itís got the wider nut. Can you enlighten on this?

My other one is about tone .... I love 12-fretters, and my favorite was a D18vs ... also had a D28vs and a Collings DS1, but that D18 I should have kept. So being a SC fan also, I am curious if you have any thoughts about that comparison ... D18 12 fret compared to the D12? Besides the fact the original Martin dread inspired the D12.
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As SC explained it to me, the older D12 (this is a 1996) are identical to what is now referred to as the Norman Blake. It was a bit of a loose explanation.

As for tone, I havenít played this next to a 12 fret Martin but to me SC guitars sound ďolderĒ than Martins of the same age. If that makes any sense......

Of course, I will offer 72 hours to check out if it is to the buyers taste.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:12 PM
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As SC explained it to me, the older D12 (this is a 1996) are identical to what is now referred to as the Norman Blake. It was a bit of a loose explanation.

As for tone, I haven’t played this next to a 12 fret Martin but to me SC guitars sound “older” than Martins of the same age. If that makes any sense......

Of course, I will offer 72 hours to check out if it is to the buyers taste.
I can add, after owning a Collings DS1A and playing a couple of SCGC D12s, the SC D12 is not as deep and is easier for most to hold and play. And it is my opinion the SC is warmer, where the Collings tends to be brighter. This is a tempting mate to my SC D12 12 string. FWIW
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:15 PM
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Thanks Frank. Iím open to offers and any trades with some cash coming my way :-)
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:04 PM
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I'm really surprised this guitar is still here. I had one, sold it. Missed it SO much, I had to replace it and bought one from Cigarfan. They are such versatile guitars. And the tone is incredibly rich. Plus, you can't find a better seller than John.

Great seller, great guitar, great price.

Why is this guitar still here?
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:34 PM
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Thanks NC. If I didnít have that Edmonds 12 fret coming, I would never sell this.

Someone might be surprised if they put in an offer. Canít hurt to ask. I donít offend easily. :-)
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Santa Cruz Tony Rice
Santa Cruz Janis Ian
Collings 290
Santa Cruz F
Michael Kelly Archtop
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Lowden F10c
Martin 000-28MEC
Martin 000-42MEC
Martin 000C-16RB "Babyface"
Martin 00-18G
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Fairbanks F-20 Nick Lucas
Taylor BR 6 Combo
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:06 PM
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Have a couple of conversations going but still available.....so another proce reduction.
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Michael Kelly Archtop
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Martin 000-28MEC
Martin 000-42MEC
Martin 000C-16RB "Babyface"
Martin 00-18G
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Fairbanks F-20 Nick Lucas
Taylor BR 6 Combo
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:25 PM
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I have a potential trade offer but should really be selling. All offers welcome.
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Santa Cruz Tony Rice
Santa Cruz Janis Ian
Collings 290
Santa Cruz F
Michael Kelly Archtop
John How
Lowden F10c
Martin 000-28MEC
Martin 000-42MEC
Martin 000C-16RB "Babyface"
Martin 00-18G
Martin 5-18
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:39 PM
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Oh - come on now - thats an insane price for such an incredible guitar! Iíve just had to get my guitars valued so I can get them on my insurance, and its forced me to realize I have over a dozen Santa Cruzs in my collection, otherwise I wouldnít think twice about this one. Someone should jump now, and the rest of you can put this on the list of ones you let slip away -
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