Santa Cruz Tony Rice Signature Dread Acoustic D-2717R - Used  From Santa Cruz

Tony Rice's signature design for Santa Cruz Guitar Company!

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What We Think

This is a special instrument. It projects beautifully and plays very comfortably up and down the neck. The back is matched perfectly and the grain on the top is exquisite. When one first picks it up, the tendency is to hold out big open chords and savor its wide range of glassy overtones. It responds equally well to lead playing, however, and can accommodate virtually any style.

 

Santa Cruz Tony Rice Dreadnought Comparison, Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure Acoustic Guitar Specialist Barrett Brooks compares 2 of our Santa Cruz Tony Rice Dreadnoughts.

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.

Specifications

D-2717R

1999

Body Wood TypeIndian Rosewood

Back StripeZipper

BindingIvoroid

Top Wood TypeSitka Spruce

RosetteHerringbone

PurflingHerringbone

Bracing/VoicingScalloped

Neck PegheadSolid Square

Peghead BindingNone

Overlay MaterialEbony

Headstock InslayNone

Width at Nut1-11/16

Neck ShapeV with Volute

Fingerboard Side DotsBlack

InlaySCGC @ 12th Fret

Width at 14th Fret2-3/16

BindingIvoroid

Scale Length25.375

Finish TopClear

Back & SidesClear/Gloss

NeckClear/Matte

Setup

PickguardTortoise

Tuners/gearsNickel open-back

Dimensions

Body Length20"

Body Depth3.5-4.875"