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Santa Cruz 00-Skye Acoustic Guitar #1265  From Santa Cruz

Eric Skye's Signature Santa Cruz, with Adirondack Spruce and Cocobolo construction!

Santa Cruz Guitars

$8,527.00

Retail:  $9,475.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

Portland based jazz guitarist Eric Skye was named by 20th Century Guitar Magazine as “one of the best rising stars of the American acoustic jazz scene.” This hardworking instrumentalist has gained a loyal following both as a dramatic and expressive live performer and an in-demand acoustic guitar instructor both in Oregon and in the online music community. He has been featured in magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, Jazziz and Jazz Improv, and his music can be heard on NPR. To match his distinct personality and playing style, Eric and Richard collectively dreamed up a gorgeous Cocobolo OO with an Adirondack top, unique 24.9 inch scale length for ease of playability, slightly deeper body for added bass and volume,  hot hide glue with Adirondack Spruce, scalloped bracing and a distinctive herringbone purfling and ivoroid rosette. This instrument is designed for the excruciatingly accurate and sophisticated techniques of the most demanding jazz fingerstylist.

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About Manufacturer

Interested in building your custom Santa Cruz with us? Email us at acoustics@soundpure.com, or call us at (919) 682-5552! Richard Hoover began building guitars and carved-top mandolins in 1972. By 1976 his focus was on the modern steel string guitar. The task of becoming a master at all aspects of guitar making is a lifelong pursuit, and Richard has patiently refined his craftsmanship and knowledge as his company has grown. It was and is Richard's intent to translate his skills and sensitivities as an individual builder to an exceptional team of craftspeople, each of whom could become an expert in their specialty. Richard's style of allowing his craftspeople to interpret his vision has propelled Santa Cruz Guitar Company to the forefront of modern guitar making. Each Santa Cruz guitar receives an extraordinary amount of individual attention due to our "bench style" of building, which necessitates that each worker not only perform his own specialty, but also review the work of those who have completed stages before him. Over half of all the instruments that we build are custom orders, reflecting to a high degree the personality and unique playing needs of the buyer. Every guitar top is graduated and tuned by hand to attain maximum resonance and sustain, ensuring a high level of consistency of sound within each standard model line as well as the ability for custom voicing. The balance, tone, volume, and response of a Santa Cruz guitar are established before the guitar is strung. By limiting the number of instruments built, we can practice a style of lutherie born from a genuine love of the guitar, as opposed to a production line approach that might favor greater numbers at the expense of our attention to detail. We believe that our approach ensures that every Santa Cruz guitar is exceptional. Our intent is to create a uniquely sophisticated instrument that will inspire and challenge its owner throughout a lifetime.

Specifications

BODY

Wood Type: Cocobolo

Back Stripe: Zipper

Binding: Ivoroid w/ side purfles

Other: 12 Fret, Deeper Body

TOP

Wood Type: Adirondack Top with Adirondack braces attached with Hot Hide Glue

Rosette: Ivoroid

Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped

NECK

Peghead: Slotted

Peghead Binding: Ivoroid/Black/Ivoroid

Overlay Material:  Cocobolo

Headstock Inlay: None

Width at Nut: 1-13/16″

Neck Shape: V

FINGERBOARD

Side Dots: Black – an extra dot at the 19th fret

Inlay: SCGC Logo at the 14th Fret

Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4″

Binding: Ivoroid/Black/Ivoroid

Scale Length: 24.9″

FINISH

Top: Clear

Back & Sides: Clear/Buffed

NeckClear/Matte

SETUP/HARDWARE

PickguardTortoise

Tuners/gearsNickel Waverlys w/Ivoroid Buttons

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