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Old 06-12-2019, 11:39 AM
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Smile 2001 SCGC Bob Brozeman PRO Baritone TRADED AGF

Greeting and salutations AGF

TRADED AGF

This is a 2001 SCGC Bob Brozman PROFESSIONAL Baritone model.
The Best Of The Best from Santa Cruz Guitar Co!
STUNNING AXE
Very near mint condition with just the most minimal signs that its been played.
List price now according to Santa Cruz on the phone, would be $10,600 without pickup!

Save a bundle and the build wait, and get a fully opened up axe in Minty Condition with a spectacular setup!

Here is one at Eddie's if you want to spend a LOT more!

https://reverb.com/item/13981772-san...itone-koa-demo

Very VERY high grade of Bear Claw German Spruce and Highly Flamed Old Growth fallen and reclaimed Koa.
This has the stock features normally associated with the Bob Brozeman PROFESSIONAL Model:
27" scale length and 1.90 nut width.
Very slim shallow C shape neck which reminds me of my 1994 Taylor LKSM but even a bit more slim.
VERY light weight and SUPER responsive.

It has a Schatten Active pickup installed with a sound hole mounted volume control. This super pup runs on two CR02 watch batteries which mount under the extremely light weight soundhole controls. So no heavy 9v inside to worry about.

No other mods or repairs. Not even a strap button!

Just back 6/11/19. Now perfect setup, minor fret dress, buffed and DIALED by my pal and Tech, Pat Quinn.
Pat has been a Senior Repair Tech at Taylor El Cajon for over ten years, and before that did full time Repair at San Diego's famed Blue Guitar. Pat's setups are World Class!
Currently sports Elixir Phosphor Bronze Mediums set up for C with nice low action. Could be tuned up to C sharp or D with current strings.
Can be tuned down to B or B flat or even lower with Heavy Gauge or heavier Baritone strings, so VERY VERSATILE.
Comes with a near mint TKL case that fits perfectly.
Pat commented that even though Taylor owns Koa Forests now they can no longer get this super grade of Koa. ( but I bet Bob T has a stash... haha)

Sadly selling this because as I feared, the wider 1.9" Nut and long scale are more than I could gig with, even with its very comfy super slim neck shape. Also, it is much too minty for worry free gigging!
And I have my FOURTH John Kinnaird Custom coming soon that will need to be paid for! Yikes...

Here is Matt from Eddies Guitars doing a through demo of a near identical but newer BBB. The funky background noise goes away when he is playing, thankfully:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F0M6Ur...fauxfullscreen

Blurb lifted from SCGC:
Multi-instrumentalist and world music virtuoso Bob Brozman was certainly qualified to design a guitar capable of showcasing a myriad of styles. A collaboration between this esteemed world musician and Richard Hoover resulted in a spectacular baritone guitar that can lend a piano-like presence to slide and open tuning playing styles. The very long (27 inch) scale, 12-fret Mahogany neck allows the guitar to accommodate heavier strings at the lower tensions of open tunings. The highest quality Mahogany back and sides and a rare European Spruce top provide extreme tonal clarity. This unique guitar combines design elements and tone woods for unrivaled volume, tone and sustain. If your set list includes Blues, Hawaiian Slack-Key or open tuning fingerstyles, this guitar is the ticket.

Bob Brozman’s personal instrument is captured in the Professional Model. In addition to the appointments of the standard DBB – a Herringbone combination purfling and Ivoroid top binding with a Herringbone and Ivoroid rosette – the DBB Pro is built with gorgeous reclaimed Koa wood for the back, sides and peghead overlay. This increasingly rare tone wood is acquired from old, naturally downed trees. SCGC is privy to a proprietary seasoning procedure that captures the colorful golden chocolate richness of this Hawaiian national treasure. Mr. Brozman warned us that, “The tone of this guitar can make a grown man cry.”

Other specifications include:

Body Wood Type Koa
Back Stripe Zipper
Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type European (German Bearclaw) Spruce
Rosette Herringbone
Purfling BB Herringbone Combo
Bracing/Voicing Scalloped/Tapered Tone Bars
Peghead Slotted Square
Peghead Binding I/B/I
Overlay Material Koa
Headstock Inlay SCGC
Width at Bone Nut 1.90 by my digital calipers
Compensated Bone Saddle
Bone String pins with abalone dots
Neck Shape shallow C
Side Dots Black
Inlay Long Diamond & Squares
Width at 14th Fret 2-5/16
Binding I/B/I
Scale Length 27″ (12 Frets)
Finish
Top Tinted
Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
Neck Clear/Matte
Pickguard None
Tuners/gears Waverly Gold open-back
Hard Case
I will list only on AGF first to try to keep her in the "family"
Happy to answer any questions or just yak guitars! 619-445-1189 home
9-9 or so, West coast time please.

As always, this will be packed extremely well, and ship insured on my Heritage account, signature required.

I will post pics ASAP

Cheers
Paul
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:51 AM
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:25 PM
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HOLY COW!!! That is some of the nicest Koa I have ever seen...not to mention the top! You have quite the eye and ear for outstanding guitars Paul. Only if my bank account (say wife) would permit....sigh.

I have dealt with Paul...buy with confidence. He is a stand up, no nonsense or BS kind of guy. Rest assured his guitars are every bit as good or better than he states. You will not be disappointed!
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:51 AM
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Paul,

This is an amazing-looking guitar, and I can only guess how good it sounds. I have a 12 string by SC in the slope D and it is a joy to hold and play. That's some of the best looking Koa I've seen, including that Ryan Nightingale we both owned a few years back.

Great seller here folks. I speak from personal experience. Buy with confidence.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:52 PM
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These are truly fantastic baritones, and the pro model, like this one, is absolutely stunning visually and sonically - this one has some truly outstanding koa. The 27” scale is very sweet, allowing flexibility in stringing this with true baritone guage strings and really tuning it down, or using standard heavies and having a great sounding and more easy playing instrument. I only wonder about one thing - they normally have a 1-⅞” nut - is this truly 1-13/16” ?
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:19 PM
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Smile Thank You Tadol!!!

Whoa! I just checked with my digital calipers and got 1.90". So a wider Nut than I thought. Amazing I can get my thumb over on a D chord. No wonder it reminds me of my 94 LKSM 12 string.

I have changed the specs in the original listing.

Thank you Tadol for catching this mistake. Now they will make whatever you want, I guess. Back then I don't know.

Kind of reassuring in a way as I was feeling a bit wimpy in my old age... If it really was 1 13/16" I would have an easier time with it! I do have small (68 YO) hands! It is a very slender neck.

It is fun for laying down and playing lap slide! Nut not a big deal then. Haha

It is currently strung with brand new Elixir Medium Gauge Phosphor Bronze Nanowebs and is OK down to C. A heavy flatpicker might want to tune up a bit, which would tend to pull the action up a bit as well.

Sure sounds spectacular and it is a real LOOKER, too!

Thank you Godfather! And Frank, I believe this would smoke that Ryan, even as monster as it was. I appreciate the good words and the good vibes too!!!

Cheers

Paul
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:10 PM
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Smile Hey Paul, how ya doin’ buddy?

Yeah, a bartone should be 1 7/8+ and that’s what you got. You want this for a baritone. Future owner, do yourself a favor and use heavy strings; try D’Addario Heavy (Ga 59-14s) and don’t use baritone strings, or equally bad, don’t use Mediums! The latter would be for dreads. Tone will be amazing.

Best wishes and GLWTS!
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:06 AM
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Smile Thanks Johnny

Thanks JD

I figured I would give it a shot with Mediums. It had Bari strings down to B when I got it, and sounded huge but my small old beat up hands could not go there...

It sounds great in C and I can almost play it for a while, SIGH.

These are well known for the ability to accept different string gauges and tunings.

It is super responsive and light weight, that is for sure.

Cheers

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Old 06-14-2019, 02:28 PM
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I use the SCGC Medium Tension on my Cruz Dread Cutaway. They tune nicely down to C.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:00 PM
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Super cool guitar. Just an FYI, you have it listed as a 1991 in your sig.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:34 PM
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Hey Brandall10, apparently I am having a "senior moment". Yikes

Thanks for pointing that goof out, embarrassing as it is.

I called SCGC and the nice gal on the phone told me the year! And now I can't remember 1991, or 2001. Hahahahaha

I guess I will have to call again.

Sheesh. Stay tuned. Either way it is opened up for sure.

Paul
Yeah, no prob. FWIW, I just picked up an '89 OM, it actually has 11-89 written on the label inside so you may want to take a look there.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:41 PM
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Label not much help, but here it is.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:02 PM
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Most likely 2001. FWIW my SN is literally OM-92, as in the 92nd OM they ever made.
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You can date the build date on your Santa Cruz guitar on their website - yours is definitely from 2001 -

Note that they have separate runs of serial numbers, based on the model. So OM #1501 was not built right after Dreadnaught #1500 -

You can also use a mirror or a cell phone and look at the underside of the top, since each one is carefully hand voiced, the top is signed and dated by the luthier who carved it.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:00 AM
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I was at SCGC the day Brozman picked up #1. He drove up in his ‘49 Caddy Convertible. A year or so later, I went to the residential seminar at his house. Towards the end, he handed me #1 and said, “ Take it for a spin.”

Leapin’ Lizards! What a cannon it was.

Wish I could swing your Brozman. It would require selling one or more from my stable.

Cheers,

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