1934 D Mahogany

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    • #1777
      jw3571
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      I’ve been looking for SCGC guitar, I’m looking for something that is really a cannon but still has that sweet SCGC signature tone.  The 1934 D Mahogany looks interesting, I’d prefer the Brazilian but those are crazy expensive.  I won’t be able to play before I buy, would these be the tone i’m looking for or should I check something else out.  I need a 1 3/4 nut width.  I’ve found one but it has an Italian Spruce top, how are these tops?  I usually prefer Adirondack, but i’ve never played an Italian spruce.  What are the tone differences between the two.

      I’m also worried about not having fret markers, is that something I would just get used to?  How much and how long would it take to custom order a 1934 D Mahogany with fret markers and the SCGC logo on the headstock?

      Also curious how these would stack up with a Bourgeois AGed Tone D42 and a Collings D1A Traditional as I own both of those.

       

       

      Thanks

    • #1779
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Welcome and prepare to hear from the forum on this one, great questions, again welcome

    • #1780
      Daniel
      Participant

      Howdy JW and welcome,

      Body wood:  Mahogany is more focused than Rosewood of any kind.  It’s not really a substitute.  IF you like the Brazilian sound, consider Indian rosewood or perhaps cocobolo.

      Top wood: I found German and Italian spruce to have a bit more ‘bell’ in the top end than Adirondack (Red spruce).  But has been years.  So defer to more up to date opinions.

      Fret markers: As long as there are marker on the side of the neck, looking up at me, I’m OK.  The big ones on the fret board are for show.

      IIRC, more than 50% of SCGC’s output is custom.  Usually they are variations on existing models.  Give the shop a call and discuss.  They’ll be happy to talk to you about all this!

      Daniel

       

       


    • #1781
      jw3571
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      Thanks for the response.  I want to make sure i make the right choice since SCGC guitars seem to take such a hit if you sell them.  What would the Brazilian or the Hog model go for on the used market if they came up?

    • #1782
      Hank
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      JW
      I sent you an email


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
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    • #1783
      jw3571
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      I don’t see an email yet?

      • #1784
        Hank
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        Mine is hfox1947@comcast.net
        send me yours


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #1785
      jw3571
      Participant

      email sent.

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