D Model

The Santa Cruz D model is a new kind of a dreadnought acoustic guitar. 

Most acoustic guitar players will tell you, dreadnought guitars are loud and have a full low end. That is also why we like them so much, they are powerful and great for strumming. Unfortunately sometime their bass is overwhelming and taking over the overall sound.

Santa Cruz designed their D-Model with a unique tapered bracing in order to emphasise the mid range and treble. The result is a more balanced and open dreadnought guitar with equal volume and response across the different strings. It is clear to us that the Santa Cruz D Model was designed having the player in mind! The playability is great, the sustain is healthy and generally it is a perfect guitar to the player that love that dreadnought bass but do not want to compromise on the high frequencies.

D Model technical specifications

Manufacturer Santa Cruz
String Number 6
Body Type Family Dreadnought
Body Type Dreadnought
Cutaway? No
Solid/Laminate Wood Solid Body, Solid Top
Top Material Sitka Spruce
Body Material Indian Rosewood
Fretboard Material Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany
Number of Frets 21
Neck joint at 14th fret
Scale Length (inch) 25.37
Nut Width (inch) 1.68
Finish Natural
Amplification Unamplified
Pickup Active/Passive No Pickup
Left-Friendly? No
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Made In USA

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