By suburude63June 9, in Gibson Acoustic. Santa Cruz Vintage Southerner vs. J45 TV????
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Obviously it sounds like complete crap because it doesn't say ESP on the headstock anymore. As we all know that tone comes from logos and fan boy rage. Very happy with it, now I need to get used to the 8-string perk.
It is so yielding to the touch that fretting and reach are a pleasure. The scale puts the bridge in the optimal position to produce the comforting, growling presence of an old blues recording. The VS will respond with considerably more refined quality than the oldies, while inspiring room to grow throughout your musical career.
Below are the standard specifications for this particular model. Prior toSitka Spruce was the standard top wood, but now this model comes available with a long list of custom options, including various top woods, that can be added for no additional charge. Click here to see all the options available to you, and design your own.
We always welcome the opportunity to test theories here at the shop Whether it be the distinct voicing differences between guitars from our builders, or the controversy about how a Herringbone top purfle might impart more resonance in a guitar, we relish the chance to put pick to string in the name of "sonic science". These "workhorses" battle it out!
For those who have failed to find a vintage J that's not got a belly like an ale-monster, or find the Gibson reissues' technical foibles plain irksome, then the Vintage Southerner is your perfect high-end option. Opting for a rectangular bridge, an all-over tobacco sunburst finish, and ivoroid-button open-gear tuners, the VS look is even closer to those old Gibsons. With its short-scale neck, the VS also captures that authentic J feel.
It is a jack of all trades, a potent fingerpicker, a competent partner for flatpicking, and a dream to sing with. The Santa Cruz Vintage Southerner is an absolute wonder of a guitar. From fingerpicking to flatpicking it has all of the bases covered.
A beautiful sounding round-shouldered dreadnought made by Richard Hoover and his team of skilled luthiers. This Vintage Southerner is very resonant and plays well. All products have a 48 hour approval period.