$13,400.00

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This is the ultimate Santa Cruz Dreadnought!  We waited a long time for this one, but as of October 2020 this incredible tone canon has arrived at the Heartbreaker Guitar's Showroom.  The 1934D can be ordered with a few different tone woods.  We chose the 1930's Old Growth Mahogany which is almost 100 years old!  "I can't think of a more expressive guitar than the 1934 D" Says Richard Hoover.  "The Mahogany brings out a warmth and resonance that simply vibrates throughout your whole body".  We agree Mr. Hoover!

In 1934, the powerful 14-fret herringbone dreadnought was unleashed. This has become one of the most revered and sought after designs of the steel string acoustic guitar. No one has reproduced the essence of the iconic original, until now. The secret to the often superior tone of vintage instruments lies in aged woods (crystallized resins) and the relaxation of tensions built-in during manufacture. This is exactly what we account for in our 1934 D Model. Brazilian Rosewood cut in the 1930’s, master grade/old growth Adirondack Spruce tops/bracing and real hot hide glue are among our secret weapons. Hot hide glue is a time tested, natural adhesive that sets glass-like and resonant for a quicker, cleaner response. This isn’t ‘like the old stuff.’ It is the old stuff. These rarified materials give us the foundation for a true and genuine vintage sound.

Not every venerable 1930’s herringbone dreadnought was exceptional, as they were products of a small, though nonetheless factory, assembly. By applying our singular tuning and voicing talents and taking our time to ensure a relaxed assembly, we consistently access the secrets to the ‘Old Bone’ sound. The original lacquer formula, nitro-cellulose, is composed of the same stuff as trees; we are protecting and enhancing the sound of the instrument with a fine coating of wood! It is the only choice to complement this heirloom quality guitar.

The 1934 D Model’s materials are very challenging to acquire. Availability is limited.

 Other specifications include:

  • Body Wood Type: 1930's Old Growth Mahogany
  • Back Stripe Zipper
  • Binding Ivoroid w/Side Purfle
  • Top Wood: Adirondack
  • Rosette Vintage Style Ivoroid
  • Purfling Herringbone
  • Bracing/Voicing Scalloped/Advanced X
  • Adirondack w/Hot Hide Glue
  • Peghead Solid Square
  • Peghead Binding I/B/I
  • Overlay Material Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay None
  • Width at Nut 1-11/16"
  • Shape Soft V Neck
  • Fingerboard: Ebony    
  • Side Dots Black
  • Inlay SCGC Mini @ 16th Fret
  • Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
  • Binding I/B/I
  • Scale Length 25.25
  • Finish Top Vintage Varnish Tint
  • Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  • Neck Clear/Buffed
  • Pickguard Dalmatian
  • Tuners/gears Waverly Nickel Gears w/Oval Buttons  
  • Body Length 20″
  • Body Depth 3.5-4.875″
  • Number of Frets 21
  • Frets Clear of the Body 14
  • Lower Bout 15.5″
  • Waist 10.5″
  • Upper Bout 11.125″
  • Hard Case