When I bought my 1st SC DA-1 it was also challenged …. i sent it back to the Mothership for a makeover and a neck reset.
If you love the sound and playability and are going to keep the guitar, call Carolyn and send it to Santa Cruz.
You own a wonderful guitar….It’s worth having a facelift and a setup by those who built it. Just My Humble opinion.
1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.