Santa Cruz Style 1 Catfish Special Figured Mahogany Signature Model


We're sorry. This item is no longer in stock.


The Style 1 Catfish Special is Santa Cruz's signature model for renowned blues guitarist Catfish Keith. A collaboration that's been years in the making, this all-mahogany single-O is finally ready for the public, with a huge voice that belies its small size. The parlor-shaped O body and all-mahogany wood used in it make for a surprising amount of projection and is wonderful for fingerstyle playing, and works quite nicely with flat-picking as well. Plus, the figured mahogany body is absolutely gorgeous and a perfect match for its stellar tone. Add in a SCGC Vintage Script logo on the headstock, no-inlay ebony fingerboard, and ivoroid binding, and you have a signature model with a striking aura. Whether you're a die-hard Catfish Keith fan, or are simply looking for a high-end parlor-size acoustic, the Catfish Special is the right choice thanks to its gorgeously figured mahogany, expert craftsmanship, and wonderful tonal presence.


-Body Wood: Figured Mahogany
-Back Stripe: none
-Body Binding: Ivoroid
-Side Purfling: Black .020
-Frets to Body: 12
-Top Wood: Figured Mahogany
-Rosette: Ivoroid/Tortoise/Ivoroid
-Purfling: Black .020
-Bracing: Scalloped
-Soundhole: 3 3/4"
-Peghead: Solid VJ
-Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
-Overlay Meterial: Ebony
-Headstock Inlay: SCGC Vintage Script Logo
-Scale Length: 24.75"
-Neck Profile: V
-Inlays: none
-Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
-Fingerboard Width at 14th: 2 3/16"
-Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid
-Side Dots: Black
-Body Finish: Sunburst
-Neck Finish: Sunburst
-Top Finish: Sunburst
-Pickguard: Tortoise O17 Shape
-Tuners: Schaller Nickel with Ebony buttons
-Label: Custom "Catfish Special"
-Body Length: 19"
-Body Depth: 3 1/2" to 4 5/8"
-Lower Bout: 13 1/8"
-Waist: 7 7/8"
-Upper Bout: 9 1/2"
-Overall Length: 38 1/4"
-Number of Frets: 21
-Bridge & End pins: Ebony with Pearl Dots
-Fingerboard & Bridge Material: Ebony

Why We Love Santa Cruz

You won’t find a builder with more dedication to tonal quality and sustainability than founder Richard Hoover and Santa Cruz Guitar Company. As a true custom shop, SCGC crafts truly one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality acoustic instruments. At Cream City Music, we’re honored to be one of less than 50 Santa Cruz guitar dealers in the US.