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Santa Cruz Tony Rice Standard (552)

The Tony Rice Signature Model represents over 30 years of collaboration between the world’s foremost flatpicking icon and SCGC’s founding luthier, Richard Hoover. Today’s model incorporates decades of refinement in response to players’ demands and the sophisticated evolution of the master’s technique. Never intended to be a copy of Mr. Rice’s iconic 1935 Martin D-28, the TR Model is voiced to showcase his stellar lead work with influences from Clarence White to John Coltrane. This guitar 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. Master grade Indian Rosewood and old German Spruce give this instrument a professional presence at an attainable price.


This one features German spruce top, and other TR Pro specs such as the Ivoroid tail wedge and large sound hole. 


  • Body Wood Type: Indian Rosewood
  • Body Back Stripe: Zipper
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Top Wood Type: German Spruce
  • Top Rosette: Herringbone
  • Soundhole Size: 4 9/16"
  • Top Purfling: Herringbone
  • Bracing/Voicing: Scallopen Adirondack attached with Hot Hide Glue
  • Peghead: Solid Square
  • Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
  • Peghead Overlay: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: None
  • Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
  • Neck Shape: V with Volute
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Inlay: SCGC @ 12th Fret
  • Width at 14th Fret 2 3/16"
  • Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid
  • Scale Length: 25.375"
  • Top Finish: Tinted
  • Back and Sides Finish: Clear/Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Clear/Matte
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Tuners/gears: Waverly