The Dreadnought: the design that introduced boutique lutherie. In the early 1970’s, it was the rare player who would consider any guitar smaller than a dreadnought. Stellar players were handicapped by the traditional D’s predominate bass and thin trebles. The strength of the typical dreadnought guitar is in its power and volume, which are achieved by the guitar’s large body size. The increased air space also gives the instrument a predisposition to the bass range, an asset to some playing styles and a detriment to others.
The Santa Cruz D Model has a unique tapered bracing, voiced to enhance the midrange and treble without compromising the bass volume. This voicing gives the D Model a more even balance and a greater versatility than traditionally braced dreadnoughts. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company Dreadnought Model was carefully conceived to accommodate the modern player’s need for sophisticated balance with more substance in midrange and treble. To deliver these qualities in the acceptable dreadnought-sized body required a very non-traditional approach, as compared to the factory offerings of the day. Using time honored lutherie skills, SCGC created a Trojan Horse – familiar on the outside, dangerous on the inside. SCGC’s innovative D Model remains a mainstay of artists who require acoustic volume without compromising the quality of higher frequencies.
Another great Custom Guitar from or friends at Santa Cruz Guitar Company. A 1929 00. Rosewood back and sides. Sitka Spruce top. Stunning tobacco sunburst top with the ultra cool Rope Inlay on the top. Sweet when playing lightly, but also has a little pop when needed. Awesome little guitar.
Santa Cruz Guitar Dreadnought (D) Custom. Rosewood back and sides with a Redwood top and shaded edgeburst on the top only.
Peghead: Solid Square
Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
Overlay Material: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: SCGC
Width at Nut: 1-11/16
Neck Shape: Round Barrel
Fingerboard: Side Dots Black
Inlay: 2mm dots
Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16
Scale Length: 25.375
Tuners/gears: Nickel open-back
Great lively player guitar with outstanding resonance. This one is pretty special. Nice cozy body size with the added depth of the H Style. The Sycamore back and sides is beeeeeautiful. Grain pattern almost looks fake !!! Paired with a Sitka top, this is one of the nicest looking and best sounding Santa Cruz' available. Santa Cruz Guitars - The one you will keep !!
The Santa Cruz OMPW Pre-War Orchestra Model honors its pre-WWII predecessors with an advanced X and scalloped top bracing. This time-tested design ensures large bass response and overall volume. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has placed it as one of the most important instruments of the last 20 years. The OM/PW is presented with understated appointments to emphasize master grade materials, tone and workmanship. It is perfect for the aficionado that loves the advantages of a professional boutique instrument without the cost of rare wood and ornamentation. The OM’s versatility and ergonomics lend great appeal for traditional picking styles and impressive rhythm work. Expect the predominant bass and throaty presence of the surviving pre-war antiques.