Santa Cruz Tony Rice Signature Model Acoustic Guitar, Indian Rosewood & 1930s Adirondack Spruce

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The Santa Cruz Tony Rice Signature Model represents over 30 years of collaboration between the world’s foremost flatpicking icon and SCGC’s founding luthier, Richard Hoover.

Today’s model incorporates decades of refinement in response to players’ demands and the sophisticated evolution of the master’s technique. Never intended to be a copy of Mr. Rice’s iconic 1935 Martin D-28, the TR Model is voiced to showcase his stellar lead work with influences from Clarence White to John Coltrane.

This guitar delivers exactly what the contemporary flatpicking artist needs: substantial treble and midrange for rapid single-line lead, clean note separation for definition and the traditional bass boom without the woofy bottom end of some of the venerable Pre-war dreadnoughts. Master grade Indian Rosewood and old Sitka Spruce give this instrument a professional presence at an attainable price.

  • Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Top: 1930s Adirondack Spruce
  • Finish: Vintage tinted top
  • Back Stripe: Zipper
  • Tail wedge: Ivoroid
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Rosette: Herringbone
  • Purfling: Herringbone
  • Bracing: Advanced X bracing, Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue
  • Peghead type: Solid Square
  • Overlay Material: Ebony
  • Inlay: Abalone torch inlay in peghead
  • Width at Nut: 1-11/16”
  • Neck Shape: V with Volute
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Side Dots Black, SCGC logo on fingerboard
  • Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16”
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Scale Length: 25.375
  • Finish - Top: Vintage tinted top
  • Finish - Back & Sides: Clear/Gloss
  • Finish - Neck Clear/Matte
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Tuners/gears: Nickel Waverly

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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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