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"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 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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Santa Cruz Eric Skye Signature OO

Adirondack Spruce / Cocobolo






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 # 1081


Retail: $8,400.00         


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


Our Price $7,560.00

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Santa Cruz OO Custom

Figured Mahogany back and sides

Adirondack top

Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue






From the Santa Cruz Website:

The OO is an ergonomic delight. This instrument delivers ease of playability and surprising volume for its size. Certainly not just a smaller version of the OOO, the OO is a specialized tool onto itself. The 12-fret body and 24-3/4 inch string length tunes to pitch at lower string tension, making the action supple while requiring less of a stretch between frets. The size and voicing of the OO give it an exceptionally balanced EQ with a wonderful complex tone and remarkable projection. This serious instrument is surprisingly loud. The OO’s portability makes it an excellent companion for composing and recording, and its sophisticated voice encourages players to explore undiscovered fretboard possibilities. Holding this guitar just feels right.


Body Wood Type: Figured Mahogany
Back: Stripe Zipper
Binding: Ivoroid
Other: 12 Fret
Top Wood Type: Adirondack
Rosette: Ivoroid
Purfling: Herringbone
Bracing/Voicing: Scalloped
Neck Peghead: Slotted
Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
Overlay Materia:l Ebony
Headstock Inlay: SCGC Mini
Width at Nut 1-3/4″
Neck Shape V (no volute)

Retail $8,700

Fingerboard Side: Dots Black
Inlay: Diamond & Squares Short Pattern
Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16″
Binding: Ivoroid
Scale Length 24.75
Finish Top: Clear
Back & Sides: Clear
Neck: Clear/Matte
Setup Pickguard: Tortoise
Tuners/gears Nickel Waverly w/ Ivoroid

Serial # 1053


Our Price $7,830.00

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Santa Cruz OO Custom

German Spruce top. Indian Rosewood back and sides

Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue

42 syle fingerboard inlays

SCGC Logo in abalone

Ebony bridge/end pins w/ abalone dots






From the Santa Cruz Website:

The OO is an ergonomic delight. This instrument delivers ease of playability and surprising volume for its size. Certainly not just a smaller version of the OOO, the OO is a specialized tool onto itself. The 12-fret body and 24-3/4 inch string length tunes to pitch at lower string tension, making the action supple while requiring less of a stretch between frets. The size and voicing of the OO give it an exceptionally balanced EQ with a wonderful complex tone and remarkable projection. This serious instrument is surprisingly loud. The OO’s portability makes it an excellent companion for composing and recording, and its sophisticated voice encourages players to explore undiscovered fretboard possibilities. Holding this guitar just feels right.


Body Wood Typ:  Indian Rosewood
Back: Stripe Zipper
Binding: Ivoroid
Other: 12 Fret
Top Wood Type: German Spruce
Rosette Ivoroid
Purfling Herringbone
Bracing/Voicing Scalloped
Neck Peghead Slotted
Peghead Binding Ivoroid
Overlay Material Ebony
Width at Nut 1-3/4″
Neck Shape V (no volute)

Retail $7,500

Fingerboard Side Dots Black
Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16″
Binding Ivoroid
Scale Length 24.75
Finish Top Clear
Back & Sides Clear
Neck Clear/Matte
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
Tuners/gears Nickel Waverly w/ Ivoroid

Serial # 1076


Our Price $6,750.00

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Santa Cruz OM

Adirondack spruce, Indian Rosewood back/sides. Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue.






Santa Cruz OM Model is their number one requested guitar. 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.


Indian Rosewood Back & Sides, Zipper Back Stripe
Adirondack Spruce top
Herringbone Rosette
Herringbone Purfling
Scalloped Bracing
Tortoise Pickguard
Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz
Serial # 5628

Retail: $7,475.00

Mahogany Neck
V-Shape with Volute
Matte Finish neck
Ivoroid 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"


Our Price $6728.00

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Santa Cruz D Cutaway

Adirondack with Sunburst top                               






The Santa Cruz D Model has a unique tapered bracing, voiced to enhance the midrange and treble without compromising the bass volume. This voicing gives the D Model a more even balance and a greater versatility than traditionally braced dreadnoughts. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company Dreadnought Model was carefully conceived to accommodate the modern player’s need for sophisticated balance with more substance in midrange and treble. To deliver these qualities in the acceptable dreadnought-sized body required a very non-traditional approach, as compared to the factory offerings of the day. Using time honored lutherie skills, SCGC created a Trojan Horse – familiar on the outside, dangerous on the inside. SCGC’s innovative D Model remains a mainstay of artists who require acoustic volume without compromising the quality of higher frequencies.


Indian Rosewood Back & Sides Zipper Backstripe
Adironack spruce Top
Violin Purfle Combo Rosette
Violin Purfle Combo Purfling
Tapered Bracing
Tortoise Pickguard
Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz
Serial #7463

Retail: $8,475

Solid Square Peghead
Peghead binding Ivoroid
1-11/16" Nut
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
25.375" Scale, 2-3/16" at 14th Fret


$7,628

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Santa Cruz Tony Rice Dreadnought Model

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 & SidesZipper Backstripe
Sitka Spruce Top
Herringbone Rosette
Herringbone Purfling
Scalloped Bracing
Tortoise Pickguard
Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz
Serial #7184

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


Our Price $5700.00

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Santa Cruz OM Model

European Bear Claw Spruce/Indian Rosewood





Santa Cruz OM Model is their number one requested guitar. 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.


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

Serial Number: 5359

Retail: $7605.00

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"


Our Price $6,844.50

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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

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


Our Price $5750.00

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Santa Cruz Eric Skye Signature OO

Adirondack Spruce / Cocobolo






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 # 1065


Retail: $8,400.00           Sold

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


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Santa Cruz OM Model

Adirondack Spruce





Santa Cruz OM Model is their number one requested guitar. 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.


Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
Zipper Back Strip

Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
Zipper Back Stripe
Adiromdack Spruce Top
Cocobolo Body Binding
Combo Top Purfling
Combo Rosette
Scalloped Bracing
Tortoise Pickguard
Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

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Adiromdack Spruce Top
Cocobolo Body Binding
Combo Top Purfling
Combo Rosette
Scalloped Bracing
Tortoise Pickguard
Ameritage Hardshell Case Designed by Santa Cruz

Serial Number: 5439

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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"


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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, their number one requested guitar.


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

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"


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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

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


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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

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


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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

  • 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

SOLD

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