Santa Cruz 1934 D Brazilian B&S w/Adirondack Top (used)

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  • Brand: Santa Cruz Guitar Company
  • Model: 1934 D
  • Serial Number: 7730
  • Back And Sides Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce w/ Enlarged Soundhole
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: "SCGC" Logo
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16"
  • Neck Profile: V-Shaped, .838" depth at 1st fret, .930" at 9th fret
  • Peghead Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Binding: "45"-style Abalone trim on top, sides and back; Vintage Style Ivoroid binding on body, neck and headstock
  • Bracing: Scalloped/Advanced X Adirondack w/Hot Hide Glue
  • Bridge: Ebony w/ Bone Through-Saddle
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Pearloid Hexagons
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Backstrip: Zipper
  • Scale Length: 25-1/4"
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Finish: Vintage Varnish Tint
  • Pickguard: Dalmatian
  • Tuners: Waverly Nickel Gears w/Oval Buttons
  • Weight: 4 lbs, 4 oz
  • Case: Original Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Made in Santa Cruz, California

Observations: This is an absolutely gorgeous guitar. The stunning Brazilian rosewood back and sides and brilliant abalone 45-style trim are eye-popping. Condition is excellent. There is very little fret wear, and only very light playing wear on the top of the guitar, aside from a fair amount of typical light scratching on the lovely Dalmatian pickguard. However, on the back of the guitar there is a good amount of what looks like button/belt scratching, although nothing deep enough to cause indents in the wood, and there do not appear to be any notable dings or dents. This beautiful dreadnought from the West Coast is loud and proud, with deep, punchy bass, clear-ringing trebles and the kind of sublime midrange complexity that only a finely crafted guitar like this can deliver. It's a total knockout in every way.

ABOUT THE 1934 D (from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company website)

"In 1934, the powerful 14-fret herringbone dreadnought was unleashed. This has become one of the most revered and sought after designs of the steel string acoustic guitar. No one has reproduced the essence of the iconic original, until now. The secret to the often superior tone of vintage instruments lies in aged woods (crystallized resins) and the relaxation of tensions built-in during manufacture. This is exactly what we account for in our 1934 D Model. Brazilian Rosewood cut in the 1930’s, master grade/old growth Adirondack Spruce tops/bracing and real hot hide glue are among our secret weapons. Hot hide glue is a time tested, natural adhesive that sets glass-like and resonant for a quicker, cleaner response. This isn’t ‘like the old stuff.’ It is the old stuff. These rarified materials give us the foundation for a true and genuine vintage sound.

Not every venerable 1930’s herringbone dreadnought was exceptional, as they were products of a small, though nonetheless factory, assembly. By applying our singular tuning and voicing talents and taking our time to ensure a relaxed assembly, we consistently access the secrets to the ‘Old Bone’ sound. The original lacquer formula, nitro-cellulose, is composed of the same stuff as trees; we are protecting and enhancing the sound of the instrument with a fine coating of wood! It is the only choice to complement this heirloom quality guitar.

The 1934 D Model’s materials are very challenging to acquire. Availability is limited."


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