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Santa Cruz D/PW Old-Growth Addy/IRW Dreadnought #7686  From Santa Cruz

A masterful sunburst dread with Old Growth Adirondack top, Addy braces, and hot hide glue construction!

Santa Cruz Guitars

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What We Think

What an elegant instrument. Open the case and witness that gorgeous three-tone "chocolate" sunburst and those tasteful abalone snowflakes inlaid in the ebony fretboard. Then you play the thing, and the breadth of the frequency response astonishes you. That old-growth Adirondack spruce in concert with the Indian rosewood back and sides imparts something special in the upper-mids that gives open chords clarion presence and single-note runs a swelling attack, but the guitar also has room-filling low end. And the soft-V neck makes it endlessly playable. Good thing, too: You'll never, ever want to put this guitar down.

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

This dramatic sounding model was designed to introduce the superior sound of Santa Cruz Guitars to players that had been afraid to touch them. SCGC’s reputation for relentless quality and attendant high prices kept many from even trying one out. The Pre-War Model was okay to approach, not inexpensive but not completely intimidating either. Given the opportunity to hear a truly sophisticated guitar, perhaps for the first time, players experienced a paradigm shift in what they thought possible. The D/PW’s powerful volume, overtones and rich presence is an epiphany to the uninitiated. There are no unnecessary design features on this model, simply the finest materials treated to SCGC’s state of the art lutherie. This instrument is the best value to be had in a professionally hand made guitar, period.

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.


Model: D/PW

Serial: 7686

Body Wood: Indian Rosewood

Body Finish: Clear/Buffed

Top Wood: Old Growth Adirondack Spruce

Top Finish: Sunburst

Back Stripe: Black

Binding: Black

Side Purfling: None

Rosette: Violin Purfle Combo

Top Purfling: Violin Purfle

Bracing/Voicing: Adirondack w/Hot Hide Glue

Neck Finish: Clear/Matte

Width at Nut: 1 11/16"

Fingerboard: Ebony

Peghead: Solid Square

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Overlay: Indian Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: SCGC

Bridge: Ebony

Scale Length: 25.375"

Neck Shape: V with Volute

Side Dots: White

Fingerboard Inlay: Diamonds & Squares Long Pattern

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

Fingerboard Binding: Black

Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Case: SCGC Hardshell

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