Santa Cruz 1934D Custom Addy/Brazilian Rosewood #6347 - Used  From Santa Cruz

A stunning Custom 1934 Santa Cruz D with an Adirondack top and wonderful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides.

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Condition: Used, Excellent

Work Performed on Guitar: Neck Reset, Refret, and Finish Work

The Cream of the Crop! A no-expenses spared Santa Cruz with a premium wood combo and the level of craftsmanship we've come to expect from Santa Cruz! A tight focused bass, full trebles with plenty of shimmer, and a string to string balance that rivals the best sounding dreadnoughts from any decade! This one is in great shape and is sure to become a prized possession for many years!

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

In 1934, the powerful 14-fret herringbone dreadnought was unleashed. This has become one of the most revered and sought after designs of the steel string acoustic guitar. No one has reproduced the essence of the iconic original, until now. The secret to the often superior tone of vintage instruments lies in aged woods (crystallized resins) and the relaxation of tensions built-in during manufacture. This is exactly what we account for in our 1934 D Model. Brazilian Rosewood cut in the 1930’s, master grade/old growth Adirondack Spruce tops/bracing and real hot hide glue are among our secret weapons. Hot hide glue is a time tested, natural adhesive that sets glass-like and resonant for a quicker, cleaner response. This isn’t ‘like the old stuff.’ It is the old stuff. These rarified materials give us the foundation for a true and genuine vintage sound.

Not every venerable 1930’s herringbone dreadnought was exceptional, as they were products of a small, though nonetheless factory, assembly. By applying our singular tuning and voicing talents and taking our time to ensure a relaxed assembly, we consistently access the secrets to the ‘Old Bone’ sound. The original lacquer formula, nitro-cellulose, is composed of the same stuff as trees; we are protecting and enhancing the sound of the instrument with a fine coating of wood! It is the only choice to complement this heirloom quality guitar.

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About Manufacturer

Interested in building your custom Santa Cruz with us? Email us at acoustics@soundpure.com, or call us at (919) 682-5552! Richard Hoover began building guitars and carved-top mandolins in 1972. By 1976 his focus was on the modern steel string guitar. The task of becoming a master at all aspects of guitar making is a lifelong pursuit, and Richard has patiently refined his craftsmanship and knowledge as his company has grown. It was and is Richard's intent to translate his skills and sensitivities as an individual builder to an exceptional team of craftspeople, each of whom could become an expert in their specialty. Richard's style of allowing his craftspeople to interpret his vision has propelled Santa Cruz Guitar Company to the forefront of modern guitar making. Each Santa Cruz guitar receives an extraordinary amount of individual attention due to our "bench style" of building, which necessitates that each worker not only perform his own specialty, but also review the work of those who have completed stages before him. Over half of all the instruments that we build are custom orders, reflecting to a high degree the personality and unique playing needs of the buyer. Every guitar top is graduated and tuned by hand to attain maximum resonance and sustain, ensuring a high level of consistency of sound within each standard model line as well as the ability for custom voicing. The balance, tone, volume, and response of a Santa Cruz guitar are established before the guitar is strung. By limiting the number of instruments built, we can practice a style of lutherie born from a genuine love of the guitar, as opposed to a production line approach that might favor greater numbers at the expense of our attention to detail. We believe that our approach ensures that every Santa Cruz guitar is exceptional. Our intent is to create a uniquely sophisticated instrument that will inspire and challenge its owner throughout a lifetime.

Specifications

Model: 1934 D

Serial: 6347

Body Wood: Brazilian Rosewood

Body Finish: Clear/Buffed

Top Wood: Adirondack

Top Finish: Vintage Varnish Tint

Back Stripe: Zipper

Binding: Ivoroid w/Side Purfling

Side Purfling: None

Rosette: Vintage Style Ivoroid

Top Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped/Advanced X Adirondack w/Hot Hide Glue

Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood

Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood

Neck Finish: Clear/Buffed

Peghead: Solid Square

Peghead Binding: I/B/I

Peghead Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: None

Scale Length: 25.25"

Neck Shape: V Neck

Side Dots: Black

Fingerboard Inlay: SCGC Mini @ 16th Fret

Neck Width at 14th Fret: 2 3/16"

Fingerboard Binding: I/B/I

Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Pickguard: Dalmatian

Tuners: Waverly Nickel Gears w/Oval Buttons

Case: SCGC Hardshell

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