Santa Cruz D Pre-War Custom Adirondack / Indian Rosewood Acoustic Guitar


This dramatic sounding model was designed to introduce the superior sound of Santa Cruz Guitars to players that had been afraid to touch them. SCGC’s reputation for relentless quality and attendant high prices kept many from even trying one out. The Pre-War Model was okay to approach, not inexpensive but not completely intimidating either. Given the opportunity to hear a truly sophisticated guitar, perhaps for the first time, players experienced a paradigm shift in what they thought possible. The D/PW’s powerful volume, overtones and rich presence is an epiphany to the uninitiated. There are no unnecessary design features on this model, simply the finest materials treated to SCGC’s state of the art lutherie.

This absolutely stunning heirloom instrument pairs a flawless, vintage tinted Adirondack spruce top with rich, high-grade East Indian Rosewood, along with Adirondack bracing, traditional hide glue construction, Waverly tuners and supremely tasteful appointments including a vintage-style Ivoroid rosette and beautiful herringbone purfling.

This one-of-a-kind guitar is one of the best sounding dreadnoughts we've ever had through the shop - loud, resonant, refined and featherlight. Includes an Ameritage hardshell case.


Body Wood Type - Indian Rosewood
Back Stripe - Zipper
Binding - Ivoroid
Top Wood Type -  Adirondack Spruce
Rosette - Vintage Style Ivoroid
Purfling - Herringbone
Bracing/Voicing - Scalloped/Advanced X
Peghead - Solid Square
Peghead - Binding None
Overlay Material - Ebony
Headstock Inlay - None
Width at Nut 1-11/16
Neck Shape - V with Volute
Fingerboard Side Dots - White
Inlay - SCGC at 12th Fret
Width at 14th Fret - 2-3/16
Neck Binding - Black
Scale Length - 25.375
Finish Top - Vintage Tint
Back & Sides - Clear/Buffed
Neck - Clear/Matte
Pickguard - Dalmation
Tuners/gears - Nickel Waverly

Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide express shipping on all accessory orders (excluding bulky items including amplifiers and cases) over $50, and free express shipping with TNT tracking on all instruments, amplifiers and cases over $599. 

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage, so we do reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped using Australia Express Post with tracking. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery. Deliveries to most major capital cities are usually within 2 - 4 business days, and regional areas and WA deliveries are usually within 8 working days.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders. Please contact us on (03) 9699 5691 to enquire about a special order. 

The Acoustic Centre is located at 206 Park St. South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We ship daily at 2pm (Monday to Friday) excluding Victorian public holidays. You are welcome to pick your order up instore, but we will require photo identification to ensure against fraud. If you require more info on shipping to your area, or have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us via or by phone on (03) 9699 5691.

Guitar players at every level have trusted Acoustic Centre for over 25 years. We combine our near fanatical attention to detail, experience and passion for all things guitar with exemplary customer service to bring you the ultimate guitar-buying experience. We personally inspect and professionally set up every instrument that arrives in store to ensure optimum playability. We know guitars inside and out, so you can buy with absolute confidence. 

At the Acoustic Centre, we are real people and real musicians who live and breathe music. We gig, rehearse, record and tour, and we are here to help you make an informed and unbiased decision on the right instrument for you.

Visit us at our store at 206 Park Street, Melbourne, Victoria.


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