Standard (old growth Mahogany and Adirondack, Adirondack bracing/hot hide glue)
A Santa Cruz flagship model, built with 1930s Mahogany and Adirondack for a true vintage sound in a new instrument.
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 we account for in our 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. Availability is limited.
Body Wood Type: Old Growth Mahogany
Back Stripe: Zipper
Binding: Ivoroid w/Side Purfle
Top Wood Type: Adirondack
Rosette: Vintage Style Ivoroid
Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped/Advanced X
Adirondack w/Hot Hide Glue
Neck: Peghead Solid Square
Peghead Binding: I/B/I
Overlay Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: None
Width at Nut: 1-11/16
Neck Shape: V Neck
Fingerboard: Side Dots Black
Inlay: SCGC Mini @ 16th Fret
Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16"
Scale Length: 25.25"
Finish: Top - Vintage Varnish Tint
Back & Sides: Clear/Buffed
Setup: Pickguard - Dalmatian
Tuners/gears: Waverly Nickel Gears w/Oval Buttons
List Price $10,200
Make: Santa Cruz Guitars
Model: 1934D Mahogany
Top Wood: Old Growth Adirondack Red Spruce
Back/Sides: Old growth Mahogany
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Serial Number: 7336
A word from Pat, ToneWood Guitars owner:
Whether you're interested in this 1934D Mahogany, or something completely different, I'd love to take some time to help you find your next instrument.