Santa Cruz Tony Rice Adirondack/Mahogany Dread #5854R - Used  From Santa Cruz

A legendary guitar for a legendary player with "Beeswing" Mahogany back & sides, Adirondack braces, and hot hide glue construction! 

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Condition: Used, Very Good

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. 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 the mix.  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.

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 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

Serial: 5854R

Body Wood: Beeswing Mahognay

Body Finish: Clear/Gloss

Top Wood: Adirondack "Red" Spruce

Top Finish: Clear

Back Stripe: Zipper

Binding: Ivoroid

Side Purfling: Herringbone

Rosette: Herringbone

Top Purfling: Herringbone

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

Neck Finish: Gloss

Peghead: Solid Square

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: None

Scale Length: 25.375"

Neck Shape: V with Volute

Side Dots: Black

Fingerboard Inlay: SCGC @12th Fret

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

Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid

Width at Nut: 1 11/16"

Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Case: SCGC Hardshell

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