A sweet 2012 Santa Cruz 1934 D Mahogany! Only flaw at all is a small scratch on the bass side near the neck. No issue at all. Besides that, very excellent condition. The Santa Cruz 1934 D Mahogany is the closest you can come to a pre-war Mahogany dreadnought in a new build. Built with all old growth tone woods, this isn’t like the old stuff, it is the old stuff. Master grade Mahogany back and sides cut in the 1930’s and an old growth Adirondack Spruce top with hide glue construction is the powerhouse combination.
About the 1934 D Mahogany
(excerpt from SCGC website) In 1934, the powerful 14-fret herringbone dreadnought was unleashed. This has become one of the most revered and sought after designs of the steel string acoustic guitar. No one has reproduced the essence of the iconic original, until now. The secret to the often superior tone of vintage instruments lies in aged woods (crystallized resins) and the relaxation of tensions built-in during manufacture. This is exactly what Santa Cruz accounts for in their 1934 D Mahogany Model. Master grade Mahogany cut in the 1930’s, master grade/old-growth Adirondack Spruce tops/bracing and real hot hide glue are among our secret weapons. Hot hide glue is a time tested, natural adhesive that sets glass-like and resonant for a quicker, cleaner response. This isn’t ‘like the old stuff.’ It is the old stuff. These rarified materials give us the foundation for a true and genuine vintage sound.
Not every venerable 1930’s herringbone dreadnought was exceptional, as they were products of a small, though nonetheless factory, assembly. By applying our singular tuning and voicing talents and taking our time to ensure a relaxed assembly, we consistently access the secrets to the ‘Old Bone’ sound. The original lacquer formula, nitro-cellulose, is composed of the same stuff as trees; we are protecting and enhancing the sound of the instrument with a fine coating of wood! It is the only choice to complement this heirloom quality guitar.
The 1934 D Mahogany Model’s materials are very challenging to acquire.
Includes original Ameritage hardshell case.
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