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We are pleased to now carry Santa Cruz Guitars, a long days drive from Santa Diego, there is a coastal connection between our two cities......

From Santa Cruz Guitar Company's website:

"Richard Hoover’s passion for the acoustic guitar gave rise to a burning desire to discover how they were made and equally important, how they worked.  In 1968, there was absolutely no information on the construction of the acoustic steel string guitars.  In pre-Internet days, the other independent pioneers of guitar building may just as well have been on other planets.

Copying the assemblies of the important brands was straightforward, compared to truly controlling the guitar’s voice. Hoover turned to the printed body of knowledge on centuries of violin refinement as the sole source of the true way.  Herein lay the key for taking his favored instrument out of the realm of the factories and into the enlightened practice of traditional lutherie. The quest included independent experimentation, the grace of mentors, countless repairs, restorations and the construction of numerous guitars and carved-top mandolins."


Today, Santa Cruz Guitar Company makes less than 500 guitars a year for the entire world, what the larger manufacturers make in a day and a half. Their small team of 17 luthiers puts quality and attention to detail above all else, and enables them to create some of the most sophisticated steel string acoustics available today.



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Incoming Santa Cruz Guitars: 

OM Model, European Bear Claw, Indain Rosewood Back & Sides, Due August


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Santa Cruz Skye 00

Adirondack Top





From The SCGC Website:

"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."


  • Cocobolo  Back & Sides, Adirondack Top
    Ivoroid Rosette
    Herringbone Purfling
    Scalloped Adirondack Bracing
    Zipper Backstripe
    Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz
    Serial #936

Retail: $6950.00

  • Mahogany Neck with V Shape
    Slotted Headstock with Ivoroid Binding
    1-13/16" Nut
    Ebony Fingerboard with Side Dots (extra dot at 19!)
    Ivoroid/Black Binding
    24.9" Scale, 2-1/4" at 14th Fret
    Nickel Waverly Tuners

$6255.00

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Santa Cruz Firefly

Sunburst/Cedar Top





The Santa Cruz Firefly, not only the best small guitar ever designed and built, it just could be the best guitar period!


  • Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
    S29 Back Stripe
    Cedar Top
    Ivoroid Binding
    FF Combo Purfling
  • Scalloped Bracing
    Ivoroid Rosette
    Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

Serial Number: 218

Retail: $5700.00

  • Mahogany Neck
    Round Neck Shape
    Matte Finish
    I/B/I Fingerboard Binding
    Headstock with an Ebony Overlay
    Mini Gotoh 510 Tuners
    Ebony Fingerboard
    1-11/16" Nut Width
    24" Scale Length, Width at the 14th Fret is 2-1/8"

$5130.00


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Santa Cruz OM/Pre War Model

Redwood Top





The Pre-War Orchestra Model honors its pre-WWII predecessors with an advanced X and scalloped top bracing. This time-tested design ensures large bass response and overall volume. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has placed it as one of the most important instruments of the last 20 years. The OM/PW is presented with understated appointments to emphasize master grade materials, tone and workmanship. It is perfect for the aficionado that loves the advantages of a professional boutique instrument without the cost of rare wood and ornamentation. The OM’s versatility and ergonomics lend great appeal for traditional picking styles and impressive rhythm work. Expect the predominant bass and throaty presence of the surviving pre-war antiques.


  • Indain Rosewood  Back & Sides
    Violin Purle Combo Rosette
    Single Violin Purfling
    Advanced X/Scalloped Bracing
    Tortoise Pickguard
    Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

Serial #5314

Retail: $5750.00

  • Mahogany Neck with V Shape with Volute
    Solid Headstock
    1-3/4" Nut
    Ebony Fingerboard with 2mm Dots plus Side Dots
    Black Binding
    25.375" Scale, 2-3/16" at 14th Fret
    Nickel Open-Back Tuners

$5175.00

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Santa Cruz OM Model

European Bear Claw Spruce





The OM Model is delightfully versatile. SCGO's OM players range from blazing flat picker James Nash to John Mayer and Elvis Costello. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company OM provides clean, loud mid-range and trebles that are complimented by a slightly predominant bass. Deeply appreciated for fingerstyle and contemporary flat picking work, the OM is our number one request.


  • Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
    Zipper Back Stripe
    Bear Claw European Spruce Top
    Snakewood Body Binding
    Combo Top Purfling
    Snakewood Rosette
    Scalloped Bracing
    Tortoise Pickguard
    Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

Serial Number: 5312

Retail: $7675.00

  • Mahogany Neck
    V-Shape with Volute
    Matte Finish
    Black Fingerboard Binding
    Headstock with an Ebony Overlay
    Nickel Waverly Tuners
    Ebony Fingerboard
    1-3/4" Nut Width
    25.375" Scale Length, Width at the 14th Fret is 2-3/16"

$6907.50

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Santa Cruz Vintage Southerner

Sunburst Sitka Spruce





In addition to the VA Model, the 1930’s Advanced Jumbo, J-45 and the iconic early 60’s Epiphone Texan also lent their considerable retro cool to the origins of our Vintage Southerner Model. Each one of these guitars was a favorite of several of SCGC’s veteran luthiers and so inspired this regal compliment to the Santa Cruz Vintage Southerner. The must have feature of the SCGC VS is the shorter, 24-3/4 inch scale length. It is so yielding to the touch that fretting and reach are a pleasure. The scale puts the bridge in the optimal position to produce the comforting, growling presence of an old blues recording. The VS will respond with considerably more refined quality than the oldies, while inspiring room to grow throughout your musical career.


  • Mahogany  Back & Sides, Black Backstripe
    Sitka Spruce Top finished in Sunburst
    Ivoroid Rosette
    Single Violin Purfling
    Double Tapered Bracing
    Tortoise Pickguard
    Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

Serial #7217

Retail: $5700

  • Mahogany Round Shape finished in Matte Tobacco
    Solid VJ Headstock
    1-11/16" Nut
    Ebony Fingerboard with Doppler Dots
    Black Binding
    24.75" Scale, 2-3/16" at 14th Fret
  • Nickel Open-Back Tuners

$5130.00

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Santa Cruz OM42 1996

German Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood





This is a gorgeous used Santa Cruz with a lot of great upgrades. The sound is big and warm but punctuated enough to be beautiful in a strummed, fingerpicked, flatpicked setting. A few dimples here and there, but overall in great shape bordering on excellent. Spec'd new today, the retail price on a guitar like this would be $19,735!

Santa Cruz Guitar Company OM42 from 1996

Brazilian rosewood back and sides

German spruce top

Mahogany neck

1-3/4" Nut, 2-3/16" Bridge String Spacing, 25-1/2" Scale

Bound top, neck, and peghead

42-style abalone inlays

Forward-shifted advanced X-bracing

Matching Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay

Gold Waverly tuners

Quick-release bridge pins

Original Santa Cruz hardshell case

$9000.00


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Santa Cruz H-13

Bear Claw Sitka Spruce Top with a Buttered-Toast Sunburst





Santa Cruz Guitar Co's H-13. The historical precedent for this classic shape was the Gibson ‘Nick Lucas Special’ from the 1920’s and ’30’s, the one Bob Dylan holds in early photos. The “H” designation is an acknowledgement to the guardian of the lore of all things vintage and stringed, Maestro Paul Hostetter, who commissioned SCGC to build the prototype in 1978. In spite of the question of whether the historic 13 frets to the body had any basis in acoustic science, Richard Hoover's reason for using it does.

SCGC’s concept for the H-13 is to achieve power beyond what would be expected in a small-bodied guitar. Two fundamental lutherie tricks make this possible: a longer string length (more downward pressure at the saddle) and more air space via a deeper body (increased volume and bass response). To place the bridge in the optimal position for power and maintain the longer string length, the neck needs to join the body at the 13th fret. This is a gorgeous classic, with power and presence expected from a much larger instrument. Perfect for aggressive fingerstyle blues and vocal accompaniment, the H-13 feels really sweet to hold.


  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • S29 Back Stripe
  • Bear Claw Sitka Spruce Top
  • Buttered-Toast Sunburst Finish
  • Ivoroid Body Binding
  • Cowboy Rope Top Purfling
  • Cowboy Rope Rosette
  • H-13 Scallop/Tapered Bracing
  • Tortoise Pickguard
  • Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

Serial #1621

Retail: $6900.00

  • Mahogany Neck
  • V-Shape
  • Matte Finish
  • Ivoroid Fingerboard Binding
  • Slotted Headstock with an Ebony Overlay
  • Waverly Tuners
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 1-3/4" Nut Width
  • 25.375" Scale Length, Width at the 14th Fret is 2-3/16"


$6210.00

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Santa Cruz Bob Brozman Baritone

Amazing Bear Claw European Spruce





Santa Cruz Guitar Co's Bob Brozman Baritone.  A collaboration between this esteemed world musician and Richard Hoover resulted in a spectacular baritone guitar that can lend a piano-like presence to slide and open tuning playing styles. The very long (27 inch) scale, 12-fret Mahogany neck allows the guitar to accommodate heavier strings at the lower tensions of open tunings. The highest quality Mahogany back and sides and a rare European Spruce top provide extreme tonal clarity. This unique guitar combines design elements and tone woods for unrivaled volume, tone and sustain. If your set list includes Blues, Hawaiian Slack-Key or open tuning fingerstyles, this guitar is the ticket.


  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Zipper Back Stripe
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Bear Claw European Spruce Top
  • Herringbone Rossette
  • BB/Herringbone Combo Purfling
  • Scalloped/Tapered Bracing
  • Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

Serial #7185

Retail: $6550.00

  • Mahogany Neck
  • Round Shape
  • Slotted Headstock w/Ebony Overlay
  • Gold Open-Back Tuners
  • 1-7/8" Nut
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 27" Scale, 12 Frets, 2-5/16" at 12th Fret


$5895.00

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Santa Cruz 1929-00

Mahogany





Santa Cruz Guitar Co's 1929-00 has received sparkling reviews from the most prestigious publications in France, Germany, UK and the US. This instrument’s design pays homage to the simple and elegant instruments made for players enduring the Great Depression of 1929. Vintage inspired appointments include scalloped bracing, a period correct script style logo done tastefully in Ivoroid and beautifully executed Ebony pyramid bridge, bridge pins, tuner buttons, head-plate and fretboard. The rosette is an exercise in austere elegance with a rich tortoise ring nestled in a vintage Ivoroid border.


  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Mahogany Binding
  • Mahogany Top
  • Scalloped Bracing
  • Ivoroid/Tortoise/Ivoroid Rosette
  • Black Purfling
  • Tortoise Pickguard
  • Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

Serial #913

Retail: $5125.00

  • Mahogany Neck
  • V Shape
  • Solid VJ Headstock w/Ebony Overlay
  • 1-3/4" Nut
  • 24.75" Scale, 2-3/16" at 14th Fret
  • Black Binding

$4612.50

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Santa Cruz Tony Rice

Sitka Spruce





Santa Cruz Guitar Co's Tony Rice Signature Model represents over 30 years of collaboration between the world’s foremost flatpicking icon and SCGC’s founding luthier, Richard Hoover. Today’s model incorporates decades of refinement in response to players’ demands and the sophisticated evolution of the master’s technique. Never intended to be a copy of Mr. Rice’s iconic 1935 Martin D-28, the TR Model is voiced to showcase his stellar lead work with influences from Clarence White to John Coltrane. This guitar delivers exactly what the contemporary flatpicking artist needs: substantial treble and midrange for rapid single-line lead, clean note separation for definition and the traditional bass boom without the woofy bottom end of some of the venerable Pre-war dreadnoughts. Master grade Indian Rosewood and old Sitka Spruce give this instrument a professional presence at an attainable price.


  • Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Zipper Backstripe
  • Sitka Spruce Top
  • Herringbone Rosette
  • Herringbone Purfling
  • Scalloped Bracing
  • Tortoise Pickguard
  • Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

Serial #7184

Retail: $5700.00

  • Mahogany Neck
  • V Shape with Volute
  • Solid Square Headstock
  • 1-11/16" Nut
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • 25.375" Scale, 2-3/16" at 14th Fret

$5130.00

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Santa Cruz Style 1

Sitka Spruce





To properly introduce the Santa Cruz Style 1, it is necessary to echo the historic positioning of the SCGC PJ guitar.  The parlor-style body was the pinnacle of the art of guitar making up until the late 19th century. This was the optimal size for tonal perfection. The reason guitars got bigger was to make them louder. With amplification and modern recording techniques, we can once again embrace sound quality over sound quantity.

The original body shapes of the fledgling C.F. Martin & Co. included the Size 1, a relatively large guitar for the era. Fast-forward to the new millennium where this design is very well suited for contemporary fingerstyle techniques. Santa Cruz Guitar Company’s interpretation of this wonderfully sized instrument is in response to players’ demands for this traditionally sweet sounding guitar. SCGC’s ability to achieve surprising volume and presence in a smaller-bodied instrument gives the Style 1 a solid position in the contemporary guitarist’s repertoire.

 


  • Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Zipper Back Stripe
  • Sitka Spruce Top
  • Ivoroid Rosette
  • Scalloped Bracing
  • Nickel Open-Back Tuners
  • Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

Serial #103

Retail: $5700.00

  • Mahogany Neck
  • V Shape
  • Slotted Headstock w/Ebony Overlay
  • 1-3/4" Nut
  • 24.75" Scale, 2-3/16" at 14th Fret
  • Enony Fingerbaord
  • Diamond & Square Inlay

$5130.00

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