Ron Block Santa Cruz guitar

Ron Block with his signature model Santa Cruz guitarThe Santa Cruz Guitar Company introduced their latest artist signature model at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville last month.

It’s for Ron Block, celebrated banjo player and guitarist with Alison Krauss & Union Station, and is being produced in conjunction with My Favorite Guitars.

The Ron Block Signature Dreadnaught is modeled after Ron’s 1939 D-28 herringbone. It features an Indian rosewood body, Adirondack spruce top and braces (constructed with hide glue), herringbone trim, diamond and square fingerboard inlays, a through saddle bridge and a 1 11/16 nut width.

Only ten of these limited edition guitars will be made, selling for $5963 with a hard shell case. Full specs and ordering are available through

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