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Santa Cruz Tony Rice Professional Brazilian RW #2658R - Used  From Santa Cruz

Play the exact specs of the man himself with this refined Tony Rice Pro--previously owned by Chris Hillman!

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What We Think

Unbelievable--the power, the playability, and, with this one, the pedigree are all here!  After a neck reset and refret from our luthier (you better believe it was time!) this monster is feeling and sounding better than ever.  It's rare you run across these TR Pros on the used market--much less in this gorgeous condition and much less with a signed note from the great Chris Hillman certifying this already historic model was used on the stage and in the studio with the man himself!  Once in a lifetime opportunity here, y'all!

 

Condition: Used, Excellent

 

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

The Tony Rice Professional Model has been further refined to offer the same specifications as used on Mr. Rice’s personal guitar. Old growth Brazilian Rosewood of the quality seen in the best vintage instruments and European Spruce chosen from master stock from the Italian/Swiss border are the materials of choice. To enhance the playability, a shorter (25.25 inch) scale and Tony’s slim neck profile provide fast and effortless action. The heirloom tone woods and intelligent design make this instrument the quintessential contemporary bluegrass dreadnought. In Tony’s own words, “This is a guitar you can go to war with.”

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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

Model: Tony Rice Professional

Serial: D-2658R

Year: 1999

Body Wood: Brazilian Rosewood

Body Finish: Clear/Buffed

Top Wood: European Spruce

Top Finish: Tinted

Back Stripe: Zipper

Binding: Ivoroid

Side Purfling: None

Rosette: Herringbone

Top Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped

Neck Finish: Clear/Buffed

Peghead: Solid Square

Peghead Binding: I/B/I

Peghead Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: None

Scale Length: 25.25"

Neck Shape: V with Volute

Side Dots: Black

Fingerboard Inlay: SCGC @ 16th Fret

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

Fingerboard Binding: I/B/I

Width at Nut: 1 11/16"

Pickguard: Dalmatian

Tuners: Gold Waverlys

Case: Hardshell

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