Santa Cruz D Model Custom


DC/ARDVN Custom SN# 7324

The Dreadnought: The design that introduced boutique lutherie. In the early 1970's, it was the rare player who would consider any guitar 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 it's power and volume, which is 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.
Brand new, unplayed.

Wood Type: Indian Rosewood
Back Stripe: S29
Binding: Ivoroid

Wood Type: Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Abalone
Purfling: Abalone
Bracing/Voicing: Tapered

Peghead: Solid Square
Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
Overlay Material: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: SCGC
Width at Nut: 1-11/16
Neck Shape: V

Side Dots: Abalone Doppler
Inlay: 2mm Dots
Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16
Binding: Ivoroid
Scale Length: 25.375

Top: Clear
Back & Sides: Clear/Buffed
Neck: Clear/Matte

Pickguard: Tortoise
Tuners/Gears: Nickel Waverly