Back in the good ol' days, guitars with mahogany tops were lower models, often with no binding on any edges, virtually no finish or inlay, and the cheapest tuners the manufacturer could find. Real South American mahogany has come a long way since then, and now players recognize that mahogany tops are no longer cheaper than spruce and all-mahogany guitars deliver a sound that's uniquely their own. While Santa Cruz may have named their all-mahogany models like this one "1929," honoring those early bargain models from the past, they clearly went far beyond that "stripped down" aesthetic and instead chose subtle upgrades that make guitars like this one a delight both visually as well as sonically. For instance, rather than leaving the mahogany edges exposed, SCGC binds them with mahogany, which doesn't seem like much but it seals the end grain of the top and the back more effectively, as well as looking cool. Another touch are all the subtle "sunburst" highlights, such as on the back and sides of the headstock as well as on the back, sides, and top. The lack of flash even extends to the tuners, which have black buttons instead of nickel or brass or ivoroid. The sound is equally subtle. If you want a loud, brassy knock-'em-off-the-cheap-seats acoustic, this isn't your ideal guitar. But if you're looking for a songwriting companion who only speaks up when prompted, try this 00. It can be loud when requested, but the smooth tone is a joy when played gently, too. Hang it where it's handy, you'll find yourself reaching for it often.

stock no. 46998

Model1929 OO, Full Body Sunburst
Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body12
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length24.75"
Bridge spacing2 3/16"
Bridge materialEbony, pyramid
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Serial No836
BracingAdirondack attached with Hot Hide Glue
InlaySCGC logo
Neck profileV
Total frets20
TunersNickel open-back with ebony buttons
CaseOrig. Hard