New Style '1' Brazilian Guitars

2008 Santa Cruz New Style '1' Brazilian

Color: Rosewood, Rating: 9.50, Sold (ID# 01499)
Call to Inquire: (818) 222-4113


One of a Handful of Brazilian Rosewood Guitars.


2008 Santa Cruz New Style '1' Brazilian (12 Fret).


This absolutely mint 13 inch/wide 'Parlor' guitar weighs just 3.60 lbs. and has a fat nut width of just over 1 3/4 inches, a scale length of 25.00 inches and a body depth of just under five inches. The top bracing is of the authentic "X" style using solid Adirondack spruce. All hot hide glue construction. Natural two-piece 'Old Growth' Adirondack Spruce top with multi-bound Fancy Grade Abalone rosette. Solid 1930's Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with wood marquetry. The top of the body features a very decorative ivoroid and select green heart abalone binding. The bottom of the body is triple bound in white and black ivoroid. The Brazilian rosewood back features a marquetry stripe which extends across the side  by the rear pin. Solid mahogany neck with a very comfortable medium profile and ivoroid heel cap. Solid ebony fretboard with bone nut, 19 medium frets with 42 style Snowflake fingerboard inlays in the long “Golden Era” pattern. Slotted mahogany headstock with ivoroid bound Brazilian rosewood veneer. Headstock with inlaid abalone Santa Cruz logo. Individual rear-facing nickel and brass tuners with oval Ivoroid buttons. Ebony Pyramid Bridge with compensated bone saddle and ebony pins with mother-of-pearl inlays. The rectangular label inside the sound hole reads: Richard Hoover / Santa Cruz Guitar Company / "Style 1" [written in black ink] luthiers "287" [also in black ink] / Santa Cruz, California 95060. This incredible guitar is in mint (9.50) as new condition and is complete with the original Warranty and truss-rod adjustment Instruction card. Housed in the original Ameritage, five-latch, shaped black hardshell case with green padded lining and two keys (9.50). The original MSRP on this guitar was over $14,000… this is a great opportunity to obtain an original Santa Fe Brazilian Rosewood Parlor Guitar for much less money and without having to wait for a very, very long time…

"What an outstanding guitar! It's loud and robust for such a small comfortable body. Truly the Ultimate Intimate Guitar! From the Wood to the Lyrical Projection, this guitar literally has it all. This is a one-of-a-kind built from woods that we won't see anymore. For the player who wants a little something very precious and special." (The Acoustic Pro Musician).

Luthier Richard Hoover began building guitars and carved-top mandolins in 1972. By 1976 his focus was on the modern steel string guitar. The task of becoming a master at all aspects of guitar making is a lifelong pursuit, and Richard has patiently refined his craftsmanship and knowledge as his boutique company has grown. His handmade acoustic guitars are played by some of the world's best players, including Eric Clapton, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Elvis Costello, and many others.

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