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❌SOLD❌ Santa Cruz PW/D Pre-War Dreadnought Natural Tint, 2017


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The Santa Cruz PW/D is a reproduction of the very influential Pre-War Dreadnought models that are so hard to come by now.

Built during 2017, this Santa Cruz PW/D is in very good, clean condition and features a Sitka Spruce top with an amber tint, Indian Rosewood for the sides, back and head plate, Mahogany for the body blocks and neck, and Ebony for the bridge and unbound fingerboard. The tuners are nickel-plated Schaller models and are very smooth. This is a strictly acoustic guitar, with no installed electronics.

This Santa Cruz PW/D plays very well with a well-developed voice, and has unmistakable presence

The original Santa Cruz branded hard shell case is included.

More From The Builder on the Santa Cruz PW/D:

“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 Santa Cruz PW/D, 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 instrument is the best value to be had in a professionally hand made guitar, period.”

Santa Cruz PW/D Specifications:

  • Body Wood Type: Indian Rosewood
  • Back Stripe: Black
  • Binding: Black
  • Wood Type: Adirondack Spruce
  • Rosette: Violin Purfle Combo
  • Purfling: Violin Purfle
  • Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped/Advanced X
  • Peghead: Solid Square
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Overlay Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: SCGC
  • Width at Nut: 1-11/16
  • Neck Shape: V with Volute
  • Side Dots: White
  • Inlay: 2mm dots
  • Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16
  • Binding: Black
  • Scale Length: 25.375
  • Top Finish: Clear
  • Back & Sides: Clear/Buffed
  • Neck: Clear/Matte
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Tuners/gears: Nickel Schaller


Price: $5,850.00 CAD
  • Model: PW/D
  • Year: 2017
  • Finish Natural with Aged Tint Top
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 7123, built during 2017 in Santa Cruz CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 16/03/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.18lbs 1.9kg
  • Scale Length: 25.4in 645mm
  • Nut Width: 1.761in 44.74mm
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