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Old 01-15-2020, 10:43 PM
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Default Santa Cruz wanted a Mahogany ended up with Walnut

Interesting day at the guitar store.

I have been stalking the internet thinking about buying a new acoustic.
had a heard a lot about the Lowden Blackwood but always had a craving for A Santa Cruz Mahogany. Went to a store that had both, Tried the Lowden and realized with just a few strums that was not my style. Tried the Mahogany OM SC and was not disappointed. Although sounded like most Mahogany guitars. Then the salesman handed me a Santa Cruz Walnut with cedar top. I was surprised how amazing Walnut can sound. Ended up taking the Walnut/Cedar home.

I never heard of walnut/cedar before. Just curious if I am the only one that has fallen in love with this combo?

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Old 01-15-2020, 11:22 PM
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Congrats on the new acquisition. Love my Cedar / Walnut Breedlove. Tried many other combos, but this one is something special (IMHO).
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That's a combo I've thought about once or twice. I'd love to hear that. I'm jealous. And Santa Cruz guitars are personal. There's nothing like them once one becomes a friend.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:03 AM
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And Santa Cruz guitars are personal. There's nothing like them once one becomes a friend.
That's good. I also think Santa Cruz guitars are personal and intimate. I have one that's my go-to.

So what is it about SCGC guitars that makes them "personal"?

And to the OP, I also decided that Lowdens don't suit me.

Hmm. Are guitar companies that distinct in their products?
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:35 AM
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Cedar and walnut is a very common combination in Irish and British made guitars, and indeed it works very well.
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:41 AM
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Love SCGC!! Pictures please!

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Old 01-16-2020, 08:46 AM
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I never heard of walnut/cedar before. Just curious if I am the only one that has fallen in love with this combo?
I have a walnut/cedar guitar I had made. Beautiful wood, nice tone, kind of crappy build but I like the combo. I have a walnut electric as well and love it.
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:57 AM
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Congrats on a fine instrument! SC makes amazing guitars!

Ironically, Lowden does quite well with walnut and cedar, as do many builders. Build style/voicing have MUCH to do with what sounds good on one and not-so-much on others to our ears.
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I spent some quality time with a Santa Cruz redwood over walnut and was smitten. Enjoy your new friend.
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:59 AM
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So what model did you get??.....inquiring SC fanboys wanna know....
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:01 AM
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:07 AM
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In the right hands - both luthier and player - cedar/walnut can be a wonderful combo. I have played quite a few Santa Cruz guitars and they rarely disappoint. Congrats on finding one that works for your hands and ears. I hope that you enjoy it for years to come!

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In the right hands - both luthier and player - cedar/walnut can be a wonderful combo. I have played quite a few Santa Cruz guitars and they rarely disappoint. Congrats on finding one that works for your hands and ears. I hope that you enjoy it for years to come!

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Old 01-16-2020, 09:24 AM
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...woohoo!!!...that’s a beautiful OM...play it in good health!!..
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:29 AM
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