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Santa Cruz / Custom D Brazilian Rosewood / 1988 / Natural / Guitar

Hand made by Santa Cruz in California, this is a custom built dreadnought with an Adirondack Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. It features a bound Ebony fretboard and bridge, herringbone trim, open back Waverley tuners, and the iconic Santa Cruz logo on the 12th fret. The visuals are classic, and the tone is something else - it has incredible presence, a rich bass response, yet retains a good balance with strong midrange and bright powerful trebles. It’s very responsive for fingerstyle playing as well as powerful rhythm bass lines. There’s something very interesting about Brazilian Rosewood - there’s a definite shimmer to the sustain, and it blooms the longer it rings. The guitar’s in good condition, with some great looking lacquer checking, some capo wear on the back of the neck, plus the beautifully figured Brazilian back has an opaque sheen with one raised lacquer crack. It comes in a Hiscox flight case. 

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Glenns Guitars, UK  

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Glenn Sinnock
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
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Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.

I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.

You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.

I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.

If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.

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