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Santa Cruz's Richard Hoover on Ancient Tonewoods

You may have noticed a number of ancient tonewood guitars popping up on TNAG's site and in our showroom lately.

We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to spec out a wide range of ancient kauri and ancient Sitka spruce guitars with Richard Hoover and the team at Santa Cruz Guitars for 2021-2023!

The beguiling tone and unique look of these rare woods is something we're obsessed with right now, whether they're on the parlor-sized PJ or the D/PW dreadnought. Thank you to Richard for sharing his insight and passion! Watch for more luthier features like this in the coming months.

Scroll down to see our recently sold ancient Sitka spruce and ancient kauri guitars, as well as the selection we have incoming!


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Incoming guitars featuring some combination of ancient kauri, ancient Sitka, or other old-growth tonewoods!

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