2004 Santa Cruz D PW with Sitka Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood ID-9089
2004 Santa Cruz D PW with Sitka Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood
The Santa Cruz D Pre-War DPW is a solid wood dreadnought-sized guitar designed to be able to provide the sophisticated tone and playability SCGC has become famous for at a price below anything available from SCGC for many years. This guitar incorporates all of Santa Cruz's extensive experience in making acoustic guitars, and puts it to work in an elegant but simpler format.
The PW refers to pre-war, or advanced X bracing. The bracing style gives the guitar an incredible presence and bass response yet retains a good balance with strong mid-range and bright powerful treble response. The advanced X bracing also makes the guitar very responsive for fingerstyle playing as well as powerful rhythm playing.
This instrument has the standard Sitka Spruce top and gorgeous custom Brazilian Rosewood on the back, sides and peghead overlay.
The tone of this Santa Cruz D PW is very round and contains the Santa Cruz string balance we have grown to love. Lead notes are full and thick on every string, all the way up and down the neck. The volume this guitar is capable of puts many dreadnoughts to shame and will be a monster in jam sessions with other stringed instruments.
The Sitka Spruce top keeps the guitar very responsive and versatile with lush low end and silky smooth highs in a highly responsive and playable dreadnought.
Brazilian Rosewood is an extremely rare tonewood with deep bass and brilliant trebles that was used on the famous vintage guitars we have all grown to love. An international trade embargo on Brazilian rosewood products guarantees that the relatively few sets remaining in this country will continue to spiral in price as the supply dwindles.
Brazilian brings remarkable darkness, depth, and warmth; while exhibiting glorious overtones across the entire tonal spectrum. As Brazilian Rosewood is in short supply and no one really knows how much will be available in the years to come, this is an instrument that is sure to climb in rarity and value.
This 2004 Santa Cruz D PW with Sitka Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood is in excellent condition. It has a few minor scratches on the pickguard, one scratch on the top beneath the bridge, none of which are through the finish and most can be seen in the detailed images below. It has very minor fretwear an includes the original hardshell case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Bracing: Scalloped/Advanced X
Inlays: 2mm dots
Rosette: Violin Purfle Combo
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Open-Back
Purfling: Violin Purfle
Body Binding: Black
Fretboard Binding: Black
Backstrip: Black Line
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: MOP SCGC
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: V with Volute
Body Depth: 3.5 - 4.875"
Lower Bout Width: 15.5"
Upper Bout Width: 11.125"
Body Length: 20"
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Setup High E: 2/32"
Misc. 2: Setup Low E: 3/32"