SANTA CRUZ VINTAGE ARTIST
Doc Watson, who owned the prototype of the Vintage Artist, said, “This is the Dreadnought I’ve been looking for all my life.” In 1991, Richard Hoover collaborated with vintage experts to identify the most desirable qualities of the iconic Pre-War D-18. Maestro Watson’s contributions to the concept were born of an appreciation of the clarity of Mahogany’s tone and his requirements for playability. At the time, Doc had put as many hours into Rockabilly on a Les Paul as he had on the Dreadnought. His lack of preoccupation with a particular vintage model played perfectly with SCGC’s philosophy to ‘combine, not copy.’ After Doc’s test pilot duties on the prototype, he offered this thoughtful testimonial: “Son, what do I have to do to keep this guitar?”
We present this instrument as the tonal equal and technical superior to the most respected Pre-War guitars. To achieve the characteristic EQ and tone of the legendary Doc Watson, aka ‘the Vintage Artist,’ this instrument features an advanced, scalloped X-bracing for powerful bass, complimented by the clear tone and definition of master grade Mahogany. Comes with a Santa Cruz hard case.
This is how the legendary pre-war Martin 00-18's looked, felt, and most importantly, sounded. Meticulously based on a 1931 model in the famed Martin museum, this guitar is handmade in the custom shop the same as they were back then.
Specs include an Adirondack top & bracing, genuine Mahogany back & sides and Madagascan Rosewood binding.
Martin's vintage tone system (VTS) and hide glue construction throughout gives this model a stunning tone that belies it's small-body stature. An absolute masterpiece, this is the first and only 00-18 Authentic in Australia.
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Wow has this been worth the wait. Lowden make acoustic guitars that sound like no other and we think they are the bees knees. This is from the famous original series and is the fantastic Medium sizes 'F' Flatpicking model. The smaller soundbox shape produces more projection and midrange than the 'O' making it perfect for flat pickers, but it has also found it's way into the hands of finger style players, blues guitarists, and others. This guitar has the classic combination of Cedar soundboard, and Walnut back and sides and a Factory fitted LR Baggs Anthem pickup system. A true delight for the eyes and ears. Comes in an English Lowden branded flight case.View full product details
This is an Andy Allen made custom shop model acoustic guitar, and one of the best things this talented builder has ever done. These consistently come through to a high standard. Solid high gloss AAA spruce top, solid genuine mahogany back and sides, and snow flake inlays. This lovely pre-owned instrument is in good condition and sounds fantastic.
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