Santa Cruz 1934 D Mahogany Custom
This incredible time machine, this Santa Cruz 1934 D Mahogany Custom has landed!
And here is your chance to buy an actual vintage guitar, made today. Read below…
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 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 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 Mahogany Model’s materials are very challenging to acquire. Availability is limited.
Other specifications include:
- Body Wood Type Old Growth Mahogany
- Back Stripe Thin Black
- Binding Tortoise w/Side Black/Maple/Black Side Purfling
- Back Purfling Black/Maple/Black
- Top Purfling Black/Maple/Black
- Top Wood Type Adirondack
- Standard D Sound Hole 4″
- Rosette Vintage Style Ivoroid
- Purfling Herringbone
- Bracing/Voicing Scalloped/Advanced X
- Adirondack w/Hot Hide Glue
- Peghead Solid Square
- Peghead Binding None
- Overlay Material Brazilian Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay None
- Width at Nut 1-3/4
- Shape V Neck
- Side Dots Black
- Inlay SCGC Mini @ 16th Fret
- Width at 14th Fret 2-5/16
- Binding Black
- 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
- Body Length 20″
- Body Depth 3.5-4.875″
- Number of Frets 21
- Frets Clear of the Body 14
- Lower Bout 15.5″
- Waist 10.5″
- Upper Bout 11.125″
- Hard Case
For more information about the Santa Cruz 1934 D Mahogany, please contact us.
PLEASE CALL: 314-781-7500
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