It is a dreadnought made in a small workshop in the U.S. (Santa Cruz) by a handful of luthier, all specialists in their role as the "control" of the master founder "Richard Hoover".
This is not a guitar industry, and it is not all alone without luthier A machine tool. But this is the very small production, such as Bourgeois, Collings etc ... What is original in its features on this guitar is its weight (it is very slight), and "sound hole" a little bigger than normal. For the rest, it is a very good bill of Dreadnought. Santa Cruz could put a button fastening belt ... at the same time, ca allows each of a set or he wishes.
Handle is very pleasant. it is a folk who is not really intended to play only the Tony Rice! It is so versatile that it can be a dreadnought.
It is in the very upscale! When compared with Collings or Bourgeois or Martin upscale, this is really a matter of taste for there is no default in the sound.
In my case, I chose it because all the notes on all the length of the handle and stand projetent with incredible ease like any other high-end guitar (Collings, Bourgeois and Martin) that I have had the pleasure try! I do not know if this is the fineness of the table, the width of the sound hole or two, but I've never heard of another guitar ca.
I play the guitar for thirty years (finger picking) and for me, it's in the top dreadnought guitars kind. I will redeem this model there without hesitation if necessary. I also like the idea that there is nothing ny head of manche.Seul marked the 12 th logo box.
Is a measure of the quality (and faults!) When a guitar plays several: the test done in the store, ask the seller to take with you on another guitar: this one is perfect.