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Santa Cruz Bear Claw Spruce/Granadillo OOO Acoustic #5527  From Santa Cruz

OOO 12 fret with a gorgeous combination of Bear Claw Spruce and Granadillo!

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What We Think

Holy Granadillo!  We can't believe this our first Granadillo back/sides instrument (thanks for the tip, Richard Hoover!) but we are certain it won't be our last.  This tropical hardwood boasts the same glassy clarity and ringing sustain you might expect from something like Cocobolo at a fraction of the price.  That gorgeous top offers a warm, organic element that rounds off the response and the body style, well, you just can't beat a OOO 12 for wide-open, airy presence.  This is the kind of instrument that draws in player and audience alike--don't miss out on this magic, folks!

Santa Cruz builds some of the best acoustics on the planet! I'm a fan of guitars that are using sustainable woods, and the Granadillo on this one sounds incredible! We are continuing to see builders use different types of wood as our planet runs out of the traditionally used hardwoods. Hats off to Richard Hoover for showing that in the right hands, you can build a guitar that's good for the player, and good for the environment. 

-Zak Jenkins, Guitar Specialist

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

The OOO is the 12-fret predecessor of the OM. If access past the 12th fret is of no concern, the OOO adds some distinct advantages tonally and cosmetically. The extension of the body to the 12th fret adds additional airspace, which translates into increased sound volume and a more predominate bass in the EQ. The slotted peghead is a standard feature that adds classic styling. The peghead’s reduced mass accentuates the guitar’s open, airy ambiance, making it a fingerstyle favorite. You’ve seen the SCGC OOO on stage with Jeff Tweedy and Dave Matthews as a solid performing songwriter’s tool. It has also been heard on numerous recordings as a mainstay of pro session players. You will find an immediate purpose for the OOO and wonder why you didn’t have it in your arsenal all along.


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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.


Model: OOO

Serial: 5527

Body Wood: Granadillo

Body Finish: Clear/Buffed

Top Wood: Bear Claw Sitka Spruce

Top Finish: Clear  

Back Stripe: Zipper

Binding: Ivoroid

Side Purfling: Herringbone

Rosette: Ivoroid

Top Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped

Neck Finish: Clear/Matte

Peghead: Slotted

Peghead Binding: Ivoroid

Peghead Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: SCGC Mini

Scale Length: 25.375"

Neck Shape: V (no Volute)

Side Dots: Black

Fingerboard Inlay: Diamond & Squares Short Pattern

Neck Width at 14th Fret: 2 3/16"

Fingerboard Binding:

Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners: Nickel Waverly w/ Ivoroid Buttons

Case: SCGC Hardshell

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