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2004 Santa Cruz Slope D Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Santa Cruz
Product Year
2004
Model
Slope D
Serial #
4548
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP240
Condition
Light top scratches, some marks near edge on back.
Body Type(s)
Large, Slope Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Herringbone
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.875 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.25 in
Body Depth Tail
4.375 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
4 lb. 4 oz.
Case
Hardshell - TKL
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Description


We're impressed. Between the dark sunburst Adirondack Spruce top, the Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, and the 12-fret neck, it's hard to tell which is more attractive. Of course when you put all three together, the result is more gorgeous than any one element--this 2004 Santa Cruz Slope D sings like a throaty angel from another world.


Fingerstyle or with flatpicks, the voice is rich and expressive, but amazingly balanced for a Slope Dreadnought. The bass response is clean and well-defined, and doesn't dominate; great for fingerpicked vocal accompaniment or lead work where you're incorporated big chord voicings. This Slope D was originally commissioned by Chris Hillman himself, who requested a custom soft V neck carve and the sexily smoked sunburst. Every last detail, right down to the Grained Ivoroid bindings and Zigzag backstrip, is executed in fine style.


Here's an additional demo with our own Al Petteway: https://youtu.be/cirLmcjBsIM

I really enjoy this instrument. It is so beautiful with the dark 1930s style of sunburst. Richard Hoover sure knows how to make a vintage-inspired instrument! In this Slope D you get smoothness and power. When strummed it is a powerhouse; played fingerstyle it is articulate and clear. This one has lots of gears and can morph between personalities easily. The player seeking a versatile guitar will love this instrument.
 
I love this guitar. It's reminiscent of the earliest Martin dreadnoughts with a bit of a vintage Gibson vibe thrown in for good measure. It responds well to strumming, flatpicking, and fingerpicking, and is a perfect all-around guitar. The Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides is some of the best I've seen. Very tempting.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

We're impressed. Between the dark sunburst Adirondack Spruce top, the Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, and the 12-fret neck, it's hard to tell which is more attractive.
 

I really enjoy this instrument. It is so beautiful with the dark 1930s style of sunburst.
 
I love this guitar. It's reminiscent of the earliest Martin dreadnoughts with a bit of a vintage Gibson vibe thrown in for good measure.
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