Santa Cruz D/PW Pre-War Model Dreadnought

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Santa Cruz D/PW Pre-War Model Dreadnought

Brand New
Serial #7317
4lbs 7oz

Description & Specs

Attempting to defy their reputation as a manufacturer of prohibitively expensive and precious guitars for collectors rather than heavy players, Santa Cruz created the pre-war dreadnought, a not altogether inexpensive instrument but an approachable one, a bruiser that can take a lickin' like the pre-war guitars of so many of our favorite pickers. This confident, powerful guitar with big volume, rich overtones and presence is a shift in the world of boutique, sophisticated acoustics. No unnecessary or precious appointments, just a guitar made from the best materials possible to produce the best sound possible. 

Brand: Santa Cruz
Model:  D/PW Pre-War Model Dreadnought
Serial #: 7317

Body Shape: 
Pre-war Dreadnought
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Back/Sides Material: Indian Rosewood
Bracing: Advanced X/Scalloped
Binding: Black
Back Stripe: Black
Rosette: Violin Purfle Combo
Purfling: Violin Purfle

Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: V-shape with volute
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Binding: Black
Peghead: Solid Square
Scale Length: 25.375"
Number of Frets: 21
Frets to Body: 14
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Size: 1-11/16"
Inlays: 2mm Dots
Peghead Inlay: SCGC
Side Dots: White

Tuners: Nickel open-back

Weight: 1.976 kg
Case: Hardshell case included

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