Santa Cruz D/PW Mahogany #7108  From Santa Cruz

Sitka/Mahogany Dreadnought with Pre-war construction and appointments

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What We Think

These pre war dread models from Santa Cruz are to die for!  Articulate, sweet, and incredibly detailed.  It feels like every facet of every note is illuminated--a flatpick in particular will get that gorgeous Sitka top going.  An angelic overtone content adorns every chord while still allowing the woody, fundamental voice to maintain center stage.  Fluid, effortless playability thanks to a fret dress and setup from our luthier.  We love the gorgeous, understated look, too--check out that back!

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

The new SCGC D/PW is a solid wood dreadnought-sized guitar designed to be able to provide the sophisticated tone and playability SCGC has become famous for at a price far below anything available from SCGC for many years. This guitar incorporates all of Santa Cruz's extensive experience in making acoustic guitars, and puts it to work in an elegant but simpler format. This amazing instrument will appeal to those unable to commit enough money to get into the standard line of fine Santa Cruz guitars as well as to the professional musician.

The PW refers to pre-war or advanced X bracing. This style bracing gives the guitar an incredible presence and bass response yet retains a good balance with strong midrange and bright powerful treble response. The advanced X bracing also makes the guitar very responsive for fingerstyle playing as well as powerful rhythm bass lines.

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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

NECK Peghead D solid
  Peghead binding None
  Overlay material Mahogany
  Headstock inlay SCGC
  Width at nut 1-11/16"
BODY Wood type Mahogany
  Back stripe Single black line
  Binding Black
  Size variation none
FINISH Top clear
  Back & sides clear
  Neck clear/flat
FINGERBOARD Side dots standard (white)
  Inlay 2mm dots
  Width at 14th fret 2-3/16"
  Binding type Black
  Scale length 25.375
TOP Wood type Sitka spruce
  Rosette BWB
  Purfling B/W/B Binding
  Bracing/voicing Advanced X
SETUP Pickguard tortoise
  Tuners/gears SCGC
  Pickup L.R. Baggs Anthem