Santa Cruz OO-Skye Adirondack/Cocobolo Acoustic Guitar #1061  From Santa Cruz

Slotted Headstock OO size Guitar with a 24.9 inch scale! Cocobolo, anyone?  One of the nicest pieces we've seen from Santa Cruz in a while!

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What We Think

Pick your jaw up off the floor, you're embarassing yourself!  Don't feel too bad though--when the good folks at Santa Cruz posted pictures of this stunning OO before shipping it to us we made sure to have paramedics handy for the unboxing.  Seriously, this instrument is a feast for the eyes, ears, and hands.  The Cocobolo is downright luminous under the feeblest light and near-human in the intricacy and warmth of its tonal contribution to the instrument.  Talk about sensitive, too--leave it to Richard Hoover and Co to craft an Adirondack-topped guitar that responds so readily to such a light touch.  If you're familiar with the cerebral yet soulful stylings of the instrument's namesake, you'll find everything you'd expect and more; if you're not, prepare to be blown away!

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

Serial: 1061

Year: 2019

Body Wood: Cocobolo

Body Finish: Clear Buffed

Top Wood: Adirondack w/Adirondack Braces attached with Hot Hide Glue

Top Finish: Clear

Back Stripe: Zipper

Binding: Ivoroid

Side Purfling: Yes

Rosette: Ivoroid

Top Purfling: Herringbone

Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped

Neck Finish: Clear/Matte

Peghead: Slotted

Peghead Binding: Ivoroid/Black/Ivoroid

Peghead Overlay: Cocobolo

Headstock Inlay: None

Scale Length: 24.9"

Neck Shape: V

Side Dots: Black (extra dot at 19th fret)

Fingerboard Inlay: SCGC Logo at 14th Fret

Neck Width at 14th Fret: 2 1/4"

Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid/Black/Ivoroid

Width at Nut: 1 13/16"

Pickguard: Tortoise

Tuners: Nickel Waverlys w/Ivoroid Buttons

Case: SCGC Hardshell

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