Santa Cruz Tony Rice Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar *USED*  From Santa Cruz

USED Tony Rice guitar w/LR Baggs pickup!


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This is a used Tony Rice signature model that was recently traded in at Sound Pure.  It's a great sounding dread with some key upgrades. Tinted top and L.R. Baggs pickup!  It has some wear front and back, but that's why it is available for such a huge discount!  No wood cracks or sound quality issues.  This is a really great way to get into a Santa Cruz guitar at a discount!  Contact Sound Pure with any questions

Tony Rice Dreadnought - Santa Cruz Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar

This Santa Cruz Tony Rice Dreadnought is finely crafted with an IndianRosewood body and a Stika Spruce top. Featuring full ivoroid binding,the detailed work on this guitar is of the utmost quality. Althoughthis guitar has been played, it has retained a considerable soundquality and remains in great condition. Flatpickers are drawn to thisguitar for its high-range sophistication, deep resonating bass, andthe clearness of it's notes. Considered by many to be the peak ofcontemporary bluegrass guitars, you can only truly enjoy it by playingit for yourself. Questions? Call the experts in our guitar boutiqueat 919.682.5552.

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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Interested in building your custom Santa Cruz with us? Email us at, 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.


  • Tinted Top Upgrade
  • L.R.Baggs pickup installed
  • Includes TKL Hardshell Case
  • NECK Peghead TR solid
      Peghead binding none
      Overlay material ebony
      Headstock inlay none
      Width at nut 1-11/16"
    BODY Wood type Indian Rosewood
      Back stripe zig-zag
      Binding ivoroid
      Size variation none
    FINISH Top clear
      Back & sides clear
      Neck clear/flat - TR Slim
    FINGERBOARD Side dots standard (black)
      Inlay SCGC
      Width at 14th fret 2-3/16"
      Binding type ivoroid
      Scale length 25.375
    TOP Wood type Sitka Spruce
      Rosette herringbone/ ivoroid
      Purfling herringbone
      Bracing/voicing scalloped
    SETUP Pickguard tortoise
      Tuners/gears SCGC
      Pickup optional