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1997 Santa Cruz Tony Rice Dreadnaught Guitar $4500

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25 year old Tony Rice in very good condition. Signed by the man himself. It’s serial number 1852 which puts it at a 1997 build date.

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There are a couple of surface dents about as wide as a wood grain stripe 1.) below the bridge and 2.) a longer one between sound hole and bridge under D string. There is one very minor finish check line between the pick guard and bridge. It is smooth to the touch. There is evidence of heavy strumming on the bottom of the sound hole. It’s worn away a section of the sound hole wood. The pictures should explain it all.

The rest of the guitar is very clean with a few minor blemishes. There is play-wear evidence throughout as would be expected but far less than you would think for its age. There is some fret wear but not near needing a dress or refret.

It plays fast, easy and loud. You can gig it the minute you open the case.

It has a K&K under saddle pickup installed that sounds very good. Currently strung 12-53 Elixir.

This is not collector grade but it’s definitely looking and playing very, very well for a 25 year old guitar. The Sitka top has aged a wonderful golden hue. The EIR back and sides show some swirls and very minor surface scratches. It plays as good as new and likely sounds better. If you’re a Tony fan, I think you’ll be pleased. It’s an investment you can enjoy. They’re not going down in value.

Please don’t expect a museum piece. It has been played. But it’s been well cared for and should easily go another 25 years.

Comes with OHSC.

Category: Guitars
Ad Number 193517
Posted: Sep 22, 2022 08:03 PM CDT

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Andy Orr
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