(Serial No. 2955) Very clean guitar. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company was one of the earliest boutique guitar builders. Richard Hoover started building guitars around 1968, when information on the topic was hard to find. By 1976, Hoover, along with William Davis and Bruce Ross, started the Santa Cruz Guitar Company to offer custom instruments to players who weren’t getting the quality or type of instruments they needed. I personally play a Santa Cruz dreadnaught. These are wonderful hand built professional grade guitars. Its true, you cannot built an instant 50 year old guitar, but the sound from this Santa Cruz comes close. This guitar has a Sitka spruce top with ivoroid binding, Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony bridge, mahogany neck with unbound ebony fingerboard, ebony peghead overlay with mother of pearl Santa Cruz logo inlaid, 25.375 inch scale length and 1 11/16 inch nut width. It also has the original nickel plated Schaller tuners, a bone nut and bone saddle. There is very little playing wear - anything that looks like an imperfection is likely a photo error. There is not even a strap button at the heel. Very powerful dreadnaught that will work well for bluegrass, but will play other music equally well. Good neck set, neck is straight, frets are fine. Comes with the original hard case.
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