Santa Cruz Otis Taylor Signature 1481 Acoustic Guitar - Used  From Santa Cruz

An H13 for the Dedicated Bluesman or Blueswoman in You! 

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What We Think

Condition: Very Good/Excellent. This guitar has only the slightest of pickguard scratches and wear. Could not be captured in photos.

This is SO BEAUTIFUL! The aesthetic, the tone, the inspiration...being a big blues nut, myself, I couldn't help but drool over the prospect of a signature Otis Taylor H13 style guitar, but when it arrived, I really couldn't believe my ears or eyes. It's eye-catching in the classiest way. It doesn't have to prove it's worth, it KNOWS its worth. Sonically, it's rich and direct. The neck is VERY comfortable and round (just my style). Whether or not you're Otis Taylor, this one definitely has songs to deliver.

 

Manufacturer's Description from Santa Cruz

Otis Taylor is a fellow of the Sundance Film Composers Laboratory and a multi-instrumentalist who has shared the stage with artists as varied as Gary Moore, Buddy Guy and Keb Mo. He is the most important modern voice of Trance Blues. Otis Taylor required very specific tonal and aesthetic qualities for his signature instrument.  As a fine arts professional, Otis Taylor’s vision is a combination of vintage retro and ultra sharp European styling; this guitar looks like an expensive Italian suit from the 1930s. This collaboration has produced a musical instrument that truly reflects the artistry of both Otis Taylor and the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. The OT’s compound radius fretboard allows lightning action while the Sitka Spruce with hot hide glue ensures the substantial power and clarity as described by Guitar Player Magazine: Dimensional and complex immediately come to mind when playing the Otis Taylor. A very rich sounding guitar with impressive articulation and note detail, the Otis Taylor Signature makes you want to keep on playing because it is so inspiring. And that’s reason enough to give it an Editors Pick Award.

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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 Number: 1481

Year: 2014

Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
  Back Stripe S29 Sideways
  Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type Sitka Spruce
  Rosette Ivoroid Custom Rosette
  Purfling FF Combo
  Bracing/Voicing Adirondack Braces w/Hot Hide Glue
Neck Peghead Solid
  Peghead Binding Ivoroid
  Overlay Material Ebony
  Headstock Inlay SCGC Mini
  Width at Nut 1-11/16"
  Neck Shape Round
Fingerboard Side Dots Black
  Inlay OT Inlay on Fingerboard
  Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16"
  Binding Ivoroid
  Scale Length 25.375
Finish Top Custom Tint
  Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  Neck Clear/Buffed
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
  Tuners/gears Nickel open-back w/ Ivoroid Buttons
Dimensions Body Length 19.25"
  Body Depth 3.875-4.875"
  Number of Frets 21
  Frets Clear of the Body 13
  Lower Bout 14.5"
  Waist 8.75"
  Upper Bout 10.375"

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