Santa Cruz 1934 D, Adirondack Spruce & Brazilian Rosewood

$22,700

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The now-legendary herringbone dreadnought was first released in 1934, and stands as one of the most highly sought after acoustic guitars of all time, especially among bluegrass flatpickers. This is for good reason, as the combination of forward-shifted scalloped X bracing and Brazilian rosewood made for a powerful bass response and huge volume.

This Santa Cruz dreadnought, inspired by the venerable 1934 original, features Brazilian rosewood back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top with the classic herringbone purfling we all know and love. When flatpicked, this guitar rumbles and roars. The Adirondack top offers projection and brightness, while the Brazilian rosewood lends sweet overtones and complex tonality. As to be expected with these specs, this guitar is a bluegrass monster, packing in many of the features of a pre-war offering, with the stability of a brand new instrument. 

  • Top: Adirondack spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Bracing: Adirondack spruce with hot hide glue 
  • Finish: Vintage varnish
  • Binding: Koa
  • Scale length: 25-1/4"
  • Nut width: 1-11/16”
  • Case: Ameritage hard case
  • Serial number: 7627
  • Year of build: 2021

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Key Features

Santa Cruz 1934 D, Adirondack Spruce & Brazilian Rosewood
Personality
The Adirondack top offers projection and brightness, while the Brazilian rosewood lends sweet overtones and complex tonality
Stability
This guitar is a bluegrass monster, packing in many of the features of a pre-war offering, with the stability of a brand new instrument
Tonewoods
Exceptional Brazilian rosewood back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top with the classic herringbone purfling we all know and love

Luthier

Santa Cruz Guitar Company

Founded by Richard Hoover in 1976, the Santa Cruz Guitar Company brought boutique guitar making to the forefront of the steel string guitar business. With the aim of developing a true custom shop, a small team in the hills of Santa Cruz, California, build around 400 ‘heirloom quality’ instruments every year.

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