What sets a Santa Cruz apart from the fleet of great dreadnoughts made in this style? Warmth and richness of tone.
A Santa Cruz DPW is among the world's most refined takes on the 1930's Martin platform ("PW" signifying a "pre-war" build spec, including a forward-shifted X brace). What sets a Santa Cruz apart from the fleet of great dreadnoughts made in this style? Warmth and richness of tone. The talented builders at SCGC manage to capture the fundamental power and clarity of a great old herringbone without sacrificing interesting overtones and complexity of voice. This DPW, featuring Indian Rosewood back and sides and an Adirondack Spruce top, sports a custom sunburst that's a riff on an old Amebertone finish -- with darker edges and a slightly more closed-in look. Priced with Ameritage hard case, this is an extremely classy dreadnought that can growl with the best of them.