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Senior Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 444
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post

To get in touch with my acoustic side I recently picked up this used Santa Cruz, Tony Rice model.

It sounds just gorgeous - very balanced tone and perfectly articulate. It plays as smooth as silk. It sounds rich when fingerpicking and still retains clarity when you dig in with a flat pick.

Rosewood back and sides, German spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard. The light bracing and oversized sound hole make this a really punchy guitar.

I'm in Bluegrass Heaven!



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Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 2034
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 11:18 am:   Edit Post

Nice! Play it in good health!


Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1035
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 9:11 pm:   Edit Post

Santa Cruz's are myteeefine geetars! Here in Nashville, acoustics are the big medicine, and primo ones change hands here the way archtops change hands other places. A Tony Rice is a formidable box, made by a great builder with input from a world class guitarist. Despite Eric's latter day relationship with CF Martin, before that, he was transfixed by one of these!

Congratulations; THAT's one of those guitars you NEVER sell.

J o e y
Senior Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 445
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Joey. Definitely a keeper - and it's going to make my Martin pretty lonely.

Advanced Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 384
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 3:51 pm:   Edit Post

Nice to get info on these guitars...thanks...

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