This beautiful PJ parlor model by Santa Cruz is a 2005 build and features a sensational set of Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides paired with a German Spruce top.
The PJ’s parlor-style body was the pinnacle of the art of guitar making up until the late 19th century. This was the optimal size for tonal perfection. The reason guitars got bigger was to make them louder. With amplification and modern recording techniques, we can once again embrace sound quality over sound quantity.
The PJ is all about pure tonal sophistication. Every tried and true technique of lutherie is used to enable this guitar to fulfill one’s creative spirit. Genuine and elegant presence comes from each position on the fretboard, while a 24-inch scale and 12 frets to the body make the PJ effortless to play. This instrument holds songs, compositions and possibilities to last a lifetime.
Note: This guitar is in excellent condition with a recently re-glued bridge (work done by our repair person when we received the guitar on consignment). In certain lighting, you can see where the bridge had started to lift which pulled at the finish, but looking straight on at the guitar, it's hard to see. -kim
- Top: German Spruce
- Back and Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
- Year Of Build: 2005
- Rosette: Simple Ivoroid and black line
- Body Binding: Ivoroid with black-white purfling
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony with microdots in pearl
- Head Veneer: Ebony
- Fretboard binding: Ivoroid with black-white purfling
- Tuners: SCGC Nickel Open back with Butterbean buttons
- Bridge: Ebony pyramid
- Pins: Ebony with pearl dot
- Saddle: Bone, Drop-in
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1-3/4"
- Scale Length: 24"
- Condition: Excellent