The Santa Cruz D Pre-War is a child of several "open heart" surgeries of vintage Martin pre-war D-28 guitars made by Mr. Richard Hoover. It is considered by many as one of SCGC's most beloved guitar and there is a good reason for that - It is loud, vibrant, rich on overtones, full of presence and has great, yet simple looks. Needless to say, we are fans of it too. The Custom D Pre-War we have received for demos came with German Spruce top and Indian Rosewood body. The craftsmanship on it is spectacular and the overall feel of the instrument is simply great. As to sound, we invite you to experience it on our player and suggest that you'd compare it to the standard D Pre-War available on the website.