Here’s a new Santa Cruz PreWar dreadnought. As always, it’s light as a feather — big, powerful sound when you dig in yet sensitive and responsive to the lightest touch. Very nicely silked sitka spruce top over East Indian rosewood, with an ebony fretboard.

The Pre-War D was Santa Cruz’s first effort to introduce its guitars at a more approachable price point. It honors its pre-WWII predecessors with an advanced X and scalloped top bracing. This time-tested design ensures large bass response and overall volume. It is presented with understated appointments to emphasize master grade materials, tone and workmanship. It is perfect for the aficionado that loves the advantages of a professional boutique instrument without the cost of rare wood and ornamentation. There are no unnecessary design features on this model, simply the finest materials treated to SCGC’s state of the art lutherie. With Santa Cruz’s beautiful Ameritage case and lifetime warranty.

Condition: New; Top: Sitka spruce; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fingerboard,; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 15 5/8; Depth: 4 5/8; Scale: 25.375; Binding: Ivoroid; Purfling: Violin purfle; Rosette: Violin purfle; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $5350