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Santa Cruz Tony Rice Guitar Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood Pre-Owned 2004

Estimated price for orientation: 2 899 $

Category: Electric Guitars

Brand: Santa Cruz String Configuration: 6 String
MPN: Does Not Apply Dexterity: Right-Handed
Body Type: n/a Body Material: Solid Wood

Santa Cruz Tony Rice The Tony Rice Model from Santa Cruz represents over 30 years of collaboration between the world's foremost flatpicking icon and SCGC's founding luthier, Richard Hoover. Richard asked if he could design Tony a custom instrument that would benefit his playing and tonal requirements, and there began a lifelong friendship in 1979. Today's TR model incorporates decades of refinement in response to players' demands and the sophisticated evolution of the master's technique. The TR Model is voiced to showcase his stellar lead work with influences from Clarence White to John Coltrane. Tony's guitars delivers exactly what the contemporary flatpicking artist needs: substantial treble and midrange for rapid single-line lead, clean note separation for definition and the traditional bass boom without the woofy bottom end of some of the venerable Pre-war dreadnoughts. This Santa Cruz D TR comes standard with a Sitka Spruce top. Sitka is ideal for players who find Adirondack Red Spruce too punchy, bright, and stiff - but do not want to sacrifice on clarity. Sitka Spruce is a versatile topwood that accentuates the warm round aspects of the guitar's tone. The top end is sweet and crisp; with a driving, focused midrange and low-end. It strums with the best of them, but has a neck that flatpicks beautifully across the board. The gorgeous set of Indian Rosewood on the back and sides broadens out the dynamic range, bringing overtone rich low-end and mellow yet defined trebles. When fingerpicking, each note is rich and warm, yet well defined and easily articulated. This guitar comes equipped with a K&K Pure Mini pickup. The K and K Pure Mini is a passive system for steel string guitar, with three pickup heads and an endpin jack. The Pure Mini is a transducer system only. It does not include a battery or on-board electronics. Don't be fooled by the sound of some competitors' thin sounding passive systems--the Pure Systems are definitely different. They sound full and rich and have sufficient output to drive most amps and PA systems directly! This instrument is in Great Condition with some light surface scratches and dings throughout the top, back and sides. There is also some pick scratches on the pickguard. We have attempted to capture some of this in the photos posted below. Includes Hardshell Case.Features :
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 25.375"
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Frets To Body: 14
Weight: 4.6 lbs
Serial Number: 4276R
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Bracing: Scalloped
Headstock Shape: Solid Square
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: None
Tuners: Nickel Grover
Inlays: SCGC logo at the 12th Fret
Rosette: Herringbone
Purfling: Herringbone
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: None
Backstrip: Zipper
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Neck Profile: Modified V with Volute
Body Depth: 3.5-4.875"
Lower Bout Width: 15.5"
Upper Bout Width: 11.125"
Pickup(s): K&K Pure Mini
Case: Hardshell Case Included
List price: $2,899.99