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.

Other specifications include:

Wood Type     Old Growth Mahogany
Back Stripe     Zipper
Binding     Ivoroid
Wood Type     Bear Claw Claw Italian
Rosette     Vintage Style Ivoroid
Bracing/Voicing     Scalloped/Advanced X
Adirondack w/Hot Hide Glue
Peghead     Solid Square
Peghead Binding     I/B/I
Overlay Material     Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay     None
Width at Nut     1-3/4
Shape     V Neck
Side Dots     Black
Inlay     SCGC Mini @ 16th Fret
Width at 14th Fret     2-3/16
Binding     I/B/I
Scale Length     25.25    
Top     Vintage Varnish Tint
Back & Sides     Clear/Buffed
Neck     Clear/Buffed    
Pickguard     Dalmatian
Tuners/gears     Waverly Nickel Gears w/Oval Buttons  
Body Length     20″
Body Depth     3.5-4.875″
Number of Frets     21
Frets Clear of the Body     14
Lower Bout     15.5″
Waist     10.5″
Upper Bout     11.125″
Hard Case

For more information about the Santa Cruz 1934 D Mahogany Bear Claw Italian, please contact.

Year Condition Case
Call Brand New Hard


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