Custom Indian Rosewood/European Spruce D/PW model with Adirondack bracing/hot hide glue, ivoroid bindings, herringbone rosette & top purfling, 1-3/4" nut width, low profile neck, 42-style abalone fingerboard inlays, vintage tinted top and nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid.


This dramatic sounding model was designed to introduce the superior sound of Santa Cruz Guitars to players that had been afraid to touch them. SCGC’s reputation for relentless quality and attendant high prices kept many from even trying one out. The Pre-War Model was okay to approach, not inexpensive but not completely intimidating either. Given the opportunity to hear a truly sophisticated guitar, perhaps for the first time, players experienced a paradigm shift in what they thought possible. The D/PW’s powerful volume, overtones and rich presence is an epiphany to the uninitiated. There are no unnecessary design features on this model, simply the finest materials treated to SCGC’s state of the art lutherie. This instrument is the best value to be had in a professionally hand made guitar, period.

Santa Cruz D Prewar Acoustic Guitar


  • Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
    Top Wood Type European Spruce
    Rosette Violin Purfle Combo
    Purfling Violin Purfle
    Bracing/Voicing Hot Hide Glue Scalloped/Advanced X
    Neck Peghead Solid Square
    Overlay Material Indian Rosewood
    Headstock Inlay SCGC
    Width at Nut 1-3/4"
    Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
    Ivoroid Binding
    Scale Length 25.375
    Vintage Tinted Top
    Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
    Neck Clear/Matte
    Setup Pickguard Tortoise
    Tuners/gears Nickel Waverly with Ivoroid

    Includes Ameritage Case