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The Santos model's body shape is derived from the classic curves of the legendary Spanish luthier Santos Hernandez. Inside, the guitar shares the same innovative strutting pattern as the Radial guitar. This is a hybrid of traditional fan strutting and radial strutting, providing firmness and clarity across the whole range of the instrument.

I generally make two small ports in the sides either side of the heel. This allows the guitar to breathe with a more open and expansive sound.

This model is also available with a cutaway (see photos below) giving improved access to the upper frets without compromising the sound. This can be Florentine (pointed) or Venetian (curved).

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Scale length 650mm
Width at nut 52mm
Width of lower bout 360mm
Body length 486mm
Finished in French polish
Sloane machineheads or similar
Supplied with Hiscox case

Scale length and neck dimensions can be altered to suit individual taste.