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Model D

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Description

The Dreadnought: the design that introduced boutique lutherie. In the early 1970’s, it was the rare player who would consider any guitar smaller than a dreadnought. Stellar players were handicapped by the traditional D’s predominate bass and thin trebles. 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 D Model has a unique tapered bracing, voiced to enhance the midrange and treble without compromising the bass volume. This voicing gives the D Model a more even balance and a greater versatility than traditionally braced dreadnoughts. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company Dreadnought Model was carefully conceived to accommodate the modern player’s need for sophisticated balance with more substance in midrange and treble. To deliver these qualities in the acceptable dreadnought-sized body required a very non-traditional approach, as compared to the factory offerings of the day. Using time honored lutherie skills, SCGC created a Trojan Horse – familiar on the outside, dangerous on the inside. SCGC’s innovative D Model remains a mainstay of artists who require acoustic volume without compromising the quality of higher frequencies.


Specifications

Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
Back Stripe S29
Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type Sitka Spruce
Rosette Violin Purfle Combo
Purfling Violin Purfle Combo
Bracing/Voicing Tapered
Neck Peghead Solid Square
Peghead Binding Ivoroid
Overlay Material Ebony
Headstock Inlay SCGC
Width at Nut 1-11/16
Neck Shape Round Barrel
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
Inlay 2mm dots
Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
Binding Ivoroid
Scale Length 25.375
Finish Top Clear
Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
Neck Clear/Matte
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
Tuners/gears Nickel open-back

Guitar specifications are subject to change; please consult SCGC or an authorized dealer prior to buying for the most current specifications.