Tony Rice is a Grammy award winning acoustic guitarist whose world famous tone makes him the logical choice for any acoustic project. He is arguably the greatest living practitioner of the art of bluegrass flat picking.

In 1975, Tony became the original guitarist in the David Grisman Quintet. With The DGQ he helped alter the course of American string band music. After four years of touring and recording with David, he embarked on a solo career with his own "Tony Rice Unit." He continues to do numerous recording projects, including the widely acclaimed "Bluegrass Album Band."

Although known for always performing and recording with his legendary 1935 Martin D-28 (which was formerly owned by Clarence White), on "Tone Poems," (a collaboration with David) Tony displays his complete mastery of tone production on an extremely wide range of instruments, including the current "Santa Cruz" model that bears his name.