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HOLD – Used – Santa Cruz 1934 D Brazilian (2021)

Serial Number: 7601

Anytime we get a Santa Cruz that’s pre-loved, we shake our heads… Not is disgust or in an ‘are you crazy’ way – but in the sad fact that someone, for some reason, had to let go of an heirloom. A work of art – and a superb playing instrument that will resonate for lifetimes. People don’t let a Santa Cruz go because they fell out of love…

This Santa Cruz 1934 D Brazillian from 2021 is a special one. Very special. It’s like experiencing both the benefits of a time machine and the wonderful seasoning that happened in the years between. Look at the pictures of this newly crafted heirloom – and know that the sound and feel are even better than the looks. Yes, that’s possible with the craftsmanship of Santa Cruz.

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 Brazilian Model’s materials are very challenging to acquire. Availability is limited.

Other specifications include:

  • Body Wood Type Tier 1 Brazilian Rosewood (Set #44)
  • Back Stripe Zipper
  • Binding Ivoroid w/Side Purfle
  • Top Wood Type Adirondack
  • Rosette Vintage Style Ivoroid
  • Purfling Herringbone
  • Bracing/Voicing Scalloped/Advanced X
  • Adirondack w/Hot Hide Glue
  • Peghead Solid Square
  • Peghead Unbound
  • Overlay Material Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay None
  • Width at Nut 1-3/4″
  • Shape V Neck
  • Fingerboard Brazilian
  • Side Dots Black
  • Inlay SCGC Mini @ 16th Fret
  • Black Fingerboard Binding
  • Bridge Spacing 2-5/16″
  • Binding I/B/I
  • Scale Length 25.25
  • Finish Top Vintage Varnish Tint
  • Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  • Neck Clear/Buffed
  • Pickguard Tortoise
  • Bridge Brazilian
  • Bone Bridge/End Pins
  • Standard D Sound Hole
  • 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
  • #7601

For more information about the Santa Cruz 1934 D Custom Brazilian, please contact us.

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