The Tony Rice Model from Santa Cruz represents over 30 years of collaboration between the world's foremost flatpicking icon and SCGC's founding luthier, Richard Hoover. Richard asked if he could design Tony a custom instrument that would benefit his playing and tonal requirements, and there began a lifelong friendship in 1979. Today's TR model incorporates decades of refinement in response to players' demands and the sophisticated evolution of the master's technique.The TR Model is voiced to showcase his stellar lead work with influences from Clarence White to John Coltrane. Tony's guitars delivers exactly what the contemporary flatpicking artist needs: substantial treble and midrange for rapid single-line lead, clean note separation for definition and the traditional bass boom without the woofy bottom end of some of the venerable Pre-war dreadnoughts. This Santa Cruz D TR comes standard with a Sitka Spruce top.
Sitka is ideal for players who find Adirondack Red Spruce too punchy, bright, and stiff - but do not want to sacrifice on clarity. Sitka Spruce is a versatile topwood that accentuates the warm round aspects of the guitar's tone. The top end is sweet and crisp; with a driving, focused midrange and low-end. It strums with the best of them, but has a neck that flatpicks beautifully across the board.
The gorgeous set of Indian Rosewood on the back and sides broadens out the dynamic range, bringing overtone rich low-end and mellow yet defined trebles. When fingerpicking, each note is rich and warm, yet well defined and easily articulated.The Pure Mini is a transducer system only. It does not include a battery or on-board electronics. Don't be fooled by the sound of some competitors' thin sounding passive systems--the Pure Systems are definitely different.
They sound full and rich and have sufficient output to drive most amps and PA systems directly! This instrument is in Great Condition with some light surface scratches and dings throughout the top, back and sides. There is also some pick scratches on the pickguard.We have attempted to capture some of this in the photos posted below. The item "Santa Cruz Tony Rice Guitar Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood Pre-Owned 2004" is in sale since Thursday, June 08, 2017.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "artisanguitars" and is located in Franklin, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.