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Santa Cruz Tony Rice Dreadnought Acoustic #6425R - Used  From Santa Cruz

Tony Rice's signature design for Santa Cruz Guitar Company


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Condition: Used, Very Good

Another terrific example of a classic model from Santa Cruz.  We were thrilled to see how exceptionally clean the guitar is and, after a painless brush up on the fretwork and setup from our luthier, the instrument is ready to get back to making music!  Rich, balanced mids, sweet highs, and a taut, authoritative bass are at your disposal along with Mr. Rice's preferred slim neck profile.

SP Luthier Notes: Fret dress and setup

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

Tony Rice is the master of contemporary bluegrass guitar. He has enhanced his traditional background with influences ranging from Clarence White to John Coltrane, thereby creating a style that demands more from a guitar than a typical vintage dreadnought can offer. Tony's legendary 1930s D-28, previously owned by Clarence White, served as the model for an instrument design that combines the bass presence of the old D-28 with more substantial midrange and treble response, which is necessary for Tony's modern lead work. The sophisticated tone in the higher ranges of this guitar will inspire flatpickers to explore new territory. The Tony Rice Model is the result of a 12-year collaboration with Tony Rice, and is the epitome of a contemporary bluegrass 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.



Peghead: TR Solid

Peghead Binding: None

Overlay Material: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: None

Width at Nut: 1-11/16"


Wood Type: Indian Rosewood

Back Stripe: Zig-zag

Binding: Ivoroid

Size variation: None


Top: Clear

Back & Sides: Clear

NeckClear/flat - TR Slim


Side Dots: Standard (black)

Inlay: SCGC

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

Binding Type: Ivoroid

Scale Length: 25.375


Wood Type: Sitka Spruce

Rosette: Herringbone/ Ivoroid

Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/voicing: Scalloped


Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners/gears: SCGC

Hardshell Case

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