Santa Cruz Vintage Artist 1990s Natural

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $2,500$3,100

Known for its built-to-order custom options and consistent build quality, the Santa Cruz Guitar Company was formed by Richard Hoover and two partners in 1976. Standard features for the handful of models they offer are highly variable, as nearly half of all customers choose non-standard options on the guitars built for them. In this way, most Santa Cruz guitars can be considered "custom" models. 

The Vintage Artist model is a dreadnought with many customizable options that was discontinued in 2004, then reintroduced in 2007. The details listed below are for the standard model, with price premiums for different options included. This price guide entry represents a range for an instrument without custom options. 

Years of Production: 1992 - 2004, 2007 - present

Body Style: Dreadnaught

Wood Composition: Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, Brazilian Rosewood veneer on headstock

Design Elements: Herringbone trim, tortoiseshell pickguard, bound headstock

Cedar top - $250
Mahogany top. - $250
German Spruce top (disc. 2008) - $335
Carpathian Spruce top - $600
European Spruce top - $600
Hawaiian Koa top - $550
Adirondack Spruce top - $900
Sunburst finish top - $400
German Maple back and sides - $750
Cocobolo Rosewood back and sides - $750
Figured Mahogany back and sides - $750
Ziricote back and sides - $900
Hawaiian Koa back and sides - $2,000
Tinted top - $280
Abalone rosette - $275
Cutaway - $650
12-string - $650
Short scale - $350


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