1993 Santa Cruz Tony Rice – £2799
SOLD Santa Cruz are one of the best high end acoustic guitar builders, producing genuinely hand made guitars from California. The Tony Rice model is particularly hard to find, especially such an early example. The guitar is based on Tony Rice’s 1935 Martin D28 with forward shifted skinny scalloped bracing, with Ebony fingerboard and bridge. It also features a Santa Cruz logo fingerboard inlay at the twelfth fret adding to the guitar’s high end feel. The guitar has incredible presence and bass response, yet retains a good balance with strong midrange and bright powerful treble response. The guitar works well with fingerstyle playing as well as powerful rhythm bass lines. It’s seriously one of the best modern dreadnoughts you will ever play. It’s in excellent condition, and comes in it’s original deluxe hard case.