1994 Santa Cruz VA Vintage Artist – £2799

Jan 13, 2022 | Others

1994 Santa Cruz VA Vintage Artist – £2799

NEW ARRIVAL  In 1991, Richard Hoover collaborated with vintage experts to identify the most desirable qualities of the iconic Martin Pre-War D-18. Doc Watson was one of the key contributors, chosen because of his appreciation of the clarity of Mahogany’s tone and his requirements for playability. He eventually went on to own the prototype which became known as the Vintage Artist – he said “This is the Dreadnought I’ve been looking for all my life.” The Santa Cruz Vintage Artist is THE instrument for those seeking that tone reminiscent of the most respected Pre-War guitars. To achieve the characteristic EQ and tone of the legendary Doc Watson, this instrument features an advanced, scalloped X-bracing for powerful bass, complimented by the clear tone and definition of master grade Mahogany. The guitar is in excellent condition and, with 28 years under it’s belt, has the maturity to produce the tone required to produce those wonderful deep, warm, smooth sounds. The guitar has a bridge doctor fitted which keeps the top flat, and comes in it’s original hard case. 

Others in this category

1970 Harmony Sovereign H1264 Jet Set   –  £749

1970 Harmony Sovereign H1264 Jet Set – £749

NEW ARRIVAL  Only available from 1958 - 1972 the Harmony Sovereign is one of the most iconic acoustic guitars in rock history - the model played by Jimmy Page, Pete Townsend and Rory Gallagher. Also, it's unusual to find a US made vintage acoustic for this price. The...

2003 Taylor 214   –  £549

2003 Taylor 214 – £549

NEW ARRIVAL  Taylor have become well known for making some of the most recognisable, easy playing acoustic guitars around, and this 214 model is a fine example. The Spruce top and triple layered Mahogany body give the guitar a bright, airy feel, and the body size...

1974 Tama 3555  –  £649

1974 Tama 3555 – £649

NEW ARRIVAL  Tama are one of the best kept secrets amongst 70’s Japanese guitars. They were handmade by a select group of Ibanez luthiers for a few years in the mid to late 70s, and represent amongst the highest quality guitars of the period, both in skill of craft...