2009 Santa Cruz 1929 Series 00 Depression Era All-Mahogany ID-5311
2009 Santa Cruz OO 1929 Depression Era All-Mahogany
When players start discussing tone, the conversation inevitably turns to vintage instruments. Maybe it stems from a reverence and longing for a bygone era, but it's hard to deny the magic in an instrument with rich history and unmistakable tone that only gets better with the passage of time. In the past, we have commissioned a limited run of some remarkably special instruments from our short list of select builders. So when the idea of all Mahogany construction came up, the name Santa Cruz shortly followed. The 1929 Depression Era Santa Cruz OO-17 is presented as an heirloom quality instrument from Santa Cruz Guitars, designed with simpler appointments reflecting the era, yet with all the mojo you would expect from a guitar with such a special namesake. Their selection of Mahogany tone woods offers snap and sparkle, a dry and airy tone - tone that hangs on to every note with ease.
The fine builders at Santa Cruz and wanted to insure this guitar would be an accurate representation of the era. In keeping with its nostalgic look of the 1920s - it bares a custom Santa Cruz headstock logo reminiscent of the era, inlaid in grained ivoroid. With one look it's clear that even designer Raymond Loewy would be proud to have designed it. The body is bound in Mahogany, a subtle addition we can not imagine the guitar without. Coupled with an elegantly appointed top, a simple two line rosette of grained ivoroid and single line purfling on the top and sides - our patience has been rewarded.
The 1929 Series was originally introduced as a limited run of 12 instruments, made exclusively for and designed with Artisan Guitars. In fact, Bill took home number 13... the only guitar he has purchased for himself since opening the shop.
The tuners were upgraded at the factory to Nickel Waverlys. The case was upgraded to a standard Ameritage case, which is a significant upgrade over the standard 1929 case.
This guitar is difficult to distinguish from new.
- Model: 1929 00-17
- Year: 2009
- Serial: 339
- Back and Sides: Mahogany
- Top: Mahogany
- Body Binding: Mahogany
- Bridge Style: Ebony Pyramid
- Rosette: Ivoroid/Tortoise
- Purfling: Black
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Nut and Saddle: Bone
- Peghead: Solid with Vintage Script Logo
- Peghead Overlay: Ebony
- Pick Guard: Tortoise Style
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly with Ebony Buttons (Upgraded at Time of Purchase)
- Fretboard Markers: None
- Scale: 24.75"
- Nut Width: 1-3/4"
- Body Length: 19 1/2"
- Lower Bout Width: 14 5/16"
- Body Depth: 4"
- Hardshell Case Included (Upgraded to Standard Ameritage at Time of Purchase)