1998 Santa Cruz Model D Tony Rice Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-8666
1998 Santa Cruz Model D Tony Rice Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood
The Santa Cruz Model D Tony Rice represents over 30 years of collaboration between the world's foremost flatpicking icon and SCGC's founding luthier, Richard Hoover. Richard asked if he could design Tony a custom instrument that would benefit his playing and tonal requirements, and there began a lifelong friendship in 1979.
Today's TR model incorporates decades of refinement in response to players' demands and the sophisticated evolution of the master's technique. The TR Model is voiced to showcase his stellar lead work with influences from Clarence White to John Coltrane. Tony's guitars delivers exactly what the contemporary flatpicking artist needs: substantial treble and midrange for rapid single-line lead, clean note separation for definition and the traditional bass boom without the woofy bottom end of some of the venerable Pre-war dreadnoughts.
This Santa Cruz D TR comes standard with a Sitka Spruce top. Sitka is ideal for players who find Adirondack Red Spruce too punchy, bright, and stiff - but do not want to sacrifice on clarity. Sitka Spruce is a versatile topwood that accentuates the warm round aspects of the guitar's tone. The top end is sweet and crisp; with a driving, focused midrange and low-end. It strums with the best of them, but has a neck that flatpicks beautifully across the board.
The gorgeous set of Indian Rosewood on the back and sides broadens out the dynamic range, bringing overtone rich low-end and mellow yet defined trebles. When fingerpicking, each note is rich and warm, yet well defined and easily articulated.
This 1998 Santa Cruz D Ton Rice is in good condition with some finish scratches and dents which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. Additionally, it has minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
- Serial: 2221R
- Sold To Customer: Brad Paisley
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 25.375"
- Year: 1998
- Bracing: Scalloped
- Inlays: SCGC logo at the 12th Fret
- Rosette: Herringbone
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony Belly
- Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Body Binding: Ivoroid
- Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Backstrip: Zipper
- Headstock Shape: Solid Square Taper
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
- Frets To Body: 14
- Body Depth: 3.5-4.875"
- Lower Bout Width: 15.5"
- Upper Bout Width: 11.125"
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included