Here’s a gently used 2017 Santa Cruz Tony Rice Signature dread, in near-mint condition. A powerful guitar, but with great clarity. Santa Cruz describes it:
“The Tony Rice Signature Model represents over 30 years of collaboration between the world’s foremost flatpicking icon and SCGC’s founding luthier, Richard Hoover. Never intended to be a copy of Mr. Rice’s iconic 1935 Martin D-28, the TR Model is voiced to showcase his stellar lead work with influences from Clarence White to John Coltrane. This guitar 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.”
Master grade Indian rosewood back and sides, old sitka spruce, ebony fretboard and bridge, scalloped bracing, herringbone trim, Santa Cruz logo inlaid at the 12th fret and nickel Waverley tuners make for one of the finest dreads I’ve played. Ameritage hardshell case.
Condition: Near-mint; Top: Old sitka spruce; Back and sides: Master grade East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fretboard, SC logo at 12th fret; Nut: 1 11/16; Width: 15.5; Depth: 4.875; Scale: 25.375; Binding: Ivoroid; Purfling: Herringbone; Rosette: Ivoroid b/w/b; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $7500