D Pre-War

Below are the standard specifications for this particular model. Prior to 2019, Sitka Spruce was the standard top wood, but now this model comes available with a long list of custom options, including various top woods, that can be added for no additional charge. Click here to see all the options available to you, and design your own.

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 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.

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

Design Your Own

  • Woods

  • Bracing

  • Additional Body Modifications

  • Neck Customizations

  • Custom Wood Parts

  • Binding Options

  • Inlay Options

  • Finish

  • Set Up Options

  • Add-Ons Made from your Wood Offcuts

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