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Santa Cruz D Adirondack/Mahogany Acoustic Guitar #7834  From Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz's Dreadnought Reigns Supreme! Featuring Mahogany Back/Sides.

Santa Cruz Guitars


Retail:  $8,430.00

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What We Think

Santa Cruz crafts supremely musical guitars, lightly built and ultra-resonant. This mahogany D Model is no exception, and then some: You hit lower notes on this Adi-topped cannon, and you literally feel the bass bounce through the guitar's air cavity just as it blooms through the room. When it comes to the mids and treble, their marketing copy is not senseless pablum, as the upper range glistens in beautiful balance with the growly low end. String separation is as apparent with hard strumming as it is with quieter picking, and single-note runs project with even clarity. An exemplary 'hog-backed dread.

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz D Model has a unique tapered bracing, voiced to enhance the midrange and treble without compromising the bass volume. This voicing gives the D Model a more even balance and a greater versatility than traditionally braced dreadnoughts. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company Dreadnought Model was carefully conceived to accommodate the modern player’s need for sophisticated balance with more substance in midrange and treble. To deliver these qualities in the acceptable dreadnought-sized body required a very non-traditional approach, as compared to the factory offerings of the day. Using time honored lutherie skills, SCGC created a Trojan Horse – familiar on the outside, dangerous on the inside. SCGC’s innovative D Model remains a mainstay of artists who require acoustic volume without compromising the quality of higher frequencies.

Santa Cruz Guitars

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.


Wood Type Mahogany

Back Stripe S29

Binding Ivoroid

Wood Type Tinted Adirondack Spruce

Rosette Violin Purfle Combo

Purfling Violin Purfle Combo

Bracing/Voicing Adirondack with Hide Glue

Peghead Solid Square

Peghead Binding Ivoroid

Overlay Material Ebony

Headstock Inlay SCGC

Width at Nut 1-11/16

Neck Shape Round Barrel

Side Dots Black

Inlay 2mm dots

Bridge Spacing 2-3/16

Binding Ivoroid

Scale Length 25.375

Top Clear

Back & Sides Clear/Buffed

Neck Clear/Matte

Pickguard Tortoise

Tuners/gears Nickel Waverly

Case Hardshell

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