Santa Cruz 1934 D Custom Mahogany


1934DMC/E Custom SN# 7428

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 build-in during manufacture.
This is exactly what we account for in our 1934 D Mahogany Model. Master grade Mahogany 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 singulat 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 compliment this heirloom quality guitar.

The 1934 D Mahogany Model's materials are very challenging to acquire. Availability is limited.

Brand new unplayed instrument.

Wood Type: Master Grade Old Growth Mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla)
Back Stripe: Zipper
Binding: Ivoroid w/Side Purfle

Wood Type: Master Grade Old Growth Adirondack (Picea Rubens)
Rosette: Vintage Style Ivoroid
Purfling: Herringbone
Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped/Advanced X, Adirondack w/Hot Hide Glue

Peghead: Solid Square
Peghead Binding: Ivoroid/Black/Ivoroid
Overlay Material: Ebony (Diospyros Carssiflora Hiern)
Headstock Inlay: None
Width at Nut: 1-11/16"
Shape: V-Neck

Side Dots: Black
Inlay: SCGC Mini @16th Fret
Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16"
Binding: Ivoroid/Black/Ivoroid
Scale Length: 25.25

Top: Vintage Varnish Tint
Back & Sides: Clear/Buffed
Neck: Clear/Buffed

Pickguard: Dalmatian
Tuners/Gears: Waverly Nickel Gears w/Oval Buttons