Santa Cruz / VA Vintage Artist / 1994 / Natural / Guitar For Sale
In 1991, Richard Hoover collaborated with vintage experts to identify the most desirable qualities of the iconic Martin Pre-War D-18. Doc Watson was one of the key contributors, chosen because of his appreciation of the clarity of Mahogany’s tone and his requirements for playability. He eventually went on to own the prototype which became known as the Vintage Artist - he said “This is the Dreadnought I’ve been looking for all my life.” The Santa Cruz Vintage Artist is THE instrument for those seeking that tone reminiscent of the most respected Pre-War guitars. To achieve the characteristic EQ and tone of the legendary Doc Watson, this instrument features an advanced, scalloped X-bracing for powerful bass, complimented by the clear tone and definition of master grade Mahogany. The guitar is in excellent condition and, with 28 years under it’s belt, has the maturity to produce the tone required to produce those wonderful deep, warm, smooth sounds. The guitar has a bridge doctor fitted which keeps the top flat, and comes in it's original hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
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.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.