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. Today’s model incorporates decades of refinement in response to players’ demands and the sophisticated evolution of the master’s technique. 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 and old Sitka Spruce give this instrument a professional presence at an attainable price.
Other specifications include:
Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood Back Stripe Zipper Binding Ivoroid Top Wood Type Sitka Spruce Rosette Herringbone Purfling Herringbone Bracing/Voicing Scalloped Neck Peghead Solid Square Peghead Binding None Overlay Material Ebony Headstock Inlay None Width at Nut 1-11/16 Neck Shape V with Volute Fingerboard Side Dots Black Inlay SCGC @ 12th Fret Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16 Binding Ivoroid Scale Length 25.375 Finish Top Clear Back & Sides Clear/Gloss Neck Clear/Matte Pickguard Tortoise Tuners/gears Nickel Waverlys Hard Case #7456R
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