Santa Cruz TR Adirondack/Beeswing Mahogany Dread - Used  From Santa Cruz

A legendary guitar for a legendary player with some tasty upgrades thrown in! 


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What We Think

This barn-quaking dreadnought is the very embodiment of rugged power 

Its dry, warm voice is equally comfortable carrying single-note melodic lines as it is full open chords

Get too close to the enlarged soundhole and it just might gobble you up 

This one could conquer any room 

The beeswing mahogany is stunning and dimensional while reflecting an earthy fundamental that will allow you to cut right through banjos and mandolins

The Adirondack top and bracing give it muscle and graceful overtones

It's an absolute joy to play with a fretboard that feels like a wide open field with endless possibilities

This is a guitar that Tony, himself, would be proud of

It's an honor to represent anything bearing his name  

Condition: Used, Very Good

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

The Tony Rice Signature Model represents over 30 years of collaboration between the world’s foremost flatpicking icon and SCGC’s founding luthier, Richard Hoover. Today’s model incorporates decades of refinement in response to players’ demands and the sophisticated evolution of the master’s technique. Never intended to be a copy of Mr. Rice’s iconic 1935 Martin D-28, the TR Model is voiced to showcase his stellar lead work with influences from Clarence White to John Coltrane. This guitar delivers exactly what the contemporary flatpicking artist needs: substantial treble and midrange for rapid single-line lead, clean note separation for definition and the traditional bass boom without the woofy bottom end of some of the venerable Pre-war dreadnoughts. Master grade Indian Rosewood and old Sitka Spruce give this instrument a professional presence at an attainable price.

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About Manufacturer

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.



Serial Number: 5854R

Body Wood Type: Beeswing Mahogany

Back Stripe: Zipper

Binding: Ivoroid

Top Wood Type: Adirondack "Red" Spruce 

Rosette: Herringbone

Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped Adirondack Bracing Attached with Hot Hide Glue



Peghead: Solid Square

Peghead Binding: None

Overlay Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: None

Width at Nut: 1-11/16

Neck Shape: V with Volute

Finish: Gloss 



Side Dots: Black

Inlay: SCGC @ 12th Fret

Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16

Binding: Ivoroid

Scale Length: 25.375



Top: Clear

Back & Sides: Clear/Gloss

Neck: Clear/Matte



Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners/Gears: Nickel Waverly