Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403 - Artisan Guitars
Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403 - Artisan Guitars
Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403 - Artisan Guitars
Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403 - Artisan Guitars
Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403 - Artisan Guitars
Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403 - Artisan Guitars
Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403 - Artisan Guitars
Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403 - Artisan Guitars
Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403 - Artisan Guitars
Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403 - Artisan Guitars

Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 - 14403

Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012

Crafted from old-growth Mahogany harvested, air dried, and stored since the 1920s, the ‘34 D Mahogany has earned it’s right of passage in belonging to the same dynasty as the Santa Cruz 1934D Brazilian.

As described in detail, by the founder of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Richard Hoover - “Wood does get better with age. Most certainly when it comes to resonance. The polymerization of resins over decades, once the wood is removed from the living tree, is one of the secrets to the superior tone of antique violins and guitars. This process turns sticky tree sap into sparklingly vibrant, crystal-like transmitters of sound.

Santa Cruz Guitar Company puts this phenomenon to practical use in the 1934 D Mahogany Model. These instruments are made from woods harvested in the golden age of lutherie before the mid 20th century.

The perfect quality Mahogany back and sides were retrieved from 50 plus years of storage from a barn in New England. Originally procured from the highest grade old lumber and dimensioned for the Dagger Boards of vintage sailing prams it was then “put up” to season.  Another source for the 1934D Mahogany edition was a limited stock of the same kind of true Mahogany resurrected from the Bronx workshop of the master cabinet maker for the NYC schools in the first half of the 20th century. Both examples are of a density and tone quality not to be found in contemporary fast-growing trees or managed forests. It is the perfect match between our philosophy of using responsibly harvested timbers and the best possible tonewoods.

This custom ordered instrument has been appointed with such understated appointments as a gorgeous figured Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, simple 2mm dot inlays on the fretboard, and SCGC logo has been moved from the fretboard to the headstock. These appointments only help to further the vintage look of this extraordinary piece of craftsmanship and history.

This Pre-Owned Santa Cruz Guitars 1934 D Mahogany 2012 is in Excellent Condition w/ some light towel marks throughout the guitar, some finish sinking on the top side & a very small ding(too small to photograph) on the bottom side upper bout of the body.

Specifications:

  • Serial: 6486
  • Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back Wood: Old Growth Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 25 1/4"
  • Inlays: 2 mm Dots
  • Rosette: Vintage Style Ivoroid
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony Fingerboard
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly with Oval Buttons
  • Purfling: Herringbone
  • Body Binding: Double Bound Ivoroid w/Side Purfle
  • Fretboard Binding: I/B/I
  • Headstock Binding: I/B/I
  • Pickguard: Dalmatian
  • Backstrip: Zipper
  • Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: SCGC
  • Frets To Body: 14
  • Neck Profile: Soft Modified V Shape
  • Case: Black Ameritage Hardshell Case w/ Blue Interior
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