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Santa Cruz DA1
The DA1 is voiced identically to the DH above but features upgraded custom abalone top appointments. Ebony bridge and end pins with mother of pearl dots. High-density bone saddle individually fit to the bridge.
The strength of the typical dreadnought guitar is in its power and volume, which are achieved by the guitar's large body size. The increased air space also gives the instrument a predisposition to the bass range, an asset to some playing styles and a detriment to others. The Santa Cruz DA1 has a unique tapered bracing voiced to enhance the midrange and treble without compromising the bass tones.
This voicing gives the DA1 a more even balance and a greater versatility than traditionally braced dreadnoughts. The Santa Cruz D is for the guitarist who needs an instrument capable of great presence and balance, as well as the volume and power necessary to stand out in ensemble playing.
This custom DA1 features a Sitka Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides... a classic combination done masterfully by Richard and team at Santa Cruz. Sitka Spruce is the ideal tonewood for a good majority of players. It responds well to a variety of playing styles and produces rich, lush bass tones with smooth trebles right from the start.
This guitar has a wonderful balanced tone, right in line with what we have grown to love about Santa Cruz. The lows are rich with rounded notes on all strings, up and down the fretboard. Mids and highs are balanced perfectly, a Santa Cruz trademark, allowing each string to jump out of each chord.
This instrument is in Good Condition with a few things to note. There are light surface scratches on the top, back, and sides as well as some heavier scratches we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. There is also a small portion of lacquer that has been pushed forward from the bridge. The gold on the tuner buttons has also dulled and is showing signs of wear.
Includes Hardshell Case.
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