Lovies Guitars is Excited to offer up this Santa Cruz Guitar Company Vintage Artist Natural Acoustic Dreadnaught Guitar! Doc Watson, who owned the prototype of the Vintage Artist, said, “This is the Dreadnaught 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 Dreadnaught. 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?”
SCGC presents 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, complemented by the clear tone and definition of master grade Mahogany. Excellent Shape with Hardware tarnish, pickguard marks, a few indents and marks, some pick marks on the top and a finish check on the back, 9/10. Has an LR Baggs Pickup installed. NO Breaks, Cracks or Repairs. All of our guitars are fitted with a fresh set of our favorite strings by Stringjoy! Includes an Original Hard-Shell Case and a Free Sample of Fret-Not, our favorite fretboard cleaner out there, check it out at fretnot.net!
1st Fret: .825”
9th Fret: .965”
Nut Width: 1 3/4”
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All guitars are GUARANTEED to arrive in described condition for full refund will be issued. All guitars are fully insured and we will deal with any claims.
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