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The Ghost Oak

           Richard Hoover was gifted a set of 8,000 year old Oak from the Czech Republic ...
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Dream Guitar Journey

Here's a great short video shot by a customer in Italy who documented his travels to Sweden to pick up ...
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SCGC and the Plek Machine

SCGC and the Plek Machine

Curious about the Plek machine that we use on all our guitars? Here Richard Hoover discusses SCGC's unique applications of ...
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Thank you Stan Jay

I have a typed letter from Stan Jay Dated April 1979. It reads in part: “Congratulations! Your new company has ...
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D/PW Figured Mahogany/Adirondack demo

We recently shipped this custom D/PW Figured Mahogany/Adirondack to the Music Emporium in Lexington, MA. Other custom specs included Adirondack ...
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Otis Taylor Chicago Model Review

The Otis Taylor Chicago Model was just reviewed by the new online guitar publication, Peghead Nation. Click below to watch ...
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Tony Rice discusses his signature model

Tony Rice discusses his signature model

We were just reminded of this great video Tony Rice made with Happy Traum of Homespun Tapes, discussing his signature ...
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Meet Tonewood Swizterland

Meet Tonewood Swizterland

Richard was able to visit his friends from Tonewood Switzerland this past spring and hand select some of their fine ...
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Mahogany table

From table top to flat top

Richard acquired this antique table over the weekend, made from 1920s Mahogany... let's see how many guitars we can build ...
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Don Edwards wins at Western Heritage Association Awards

Congratulations to Don Edwards for taking home the award for Best Traditional CD at the Western Heritage Association Awards for ...
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Scott Law on Acoustic Guitar Sessions

Our very own Scott Law on the first episode of Acoustic Guitar Sessions, put on by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.. Great ...
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Clapton’s SCGC Restoration

Our guys have just finished the restoration of one of Clapton's FTC Model SCGC guitars from 1980. This carved back ...
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New D-Law Model Reviewed by PG at NAMM

New D-Law Model Reviewed by PG at NAMM

The folks of Premier Guitar had a chance to interview Richard Hoover and Scott Law at the NAMM Show about ...
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Guy Gillette

Thank you Guy Gillette

Our thoughts and good wishes go out to the family, friends and fans of Guy Gillette of the Gillette Brothers ...
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Bob Brozman

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our long time friend and collaborator, Bob Brozman. As we ...
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Meet the winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s OM Grand Giveaway

Meet Steve, the winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's OM Grand giveaway! Here's what he had to say after getting the ...
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Acoustic Guitar Magazine Reviews the OM Grand

Acoustic Guitar Magazine just reviewed our new OM Grand Model in their recent issue. Below is their video demonstration and ...
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Brad Paisley loves Artisan Guitars in Nashville…

Brad Paisley is on the cover of the current issue of Parade Magazine, sharing his favorite spots in Nashville... which ...
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2013 NAMM Interview by Premier Guitar Magazine

Here is a great interview of Richard Hoover and our 2013 NAMM show display by Charles Saufley of Premier Guitar ...
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Juanes plays his OM Model at the Grammys

We are very proud to congratulate Juanes on his Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album! He performed at the 2013 ...
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New SCGC Model: The OM Grand

New SCGC Model: The OM Grand

SCGC’s new OM Grand is a bigger, lusher, louder sister to our extremely popular OM Model. The OM Grand embodies ...
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Santa Claus Guitar Company

Santa Claus Guitar Company

Don't worry kids... we're working hard at the shop to get your presents done by Christmas! ...
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Tribute to Bruce McGuire

Tribute to Bruce McGuire

Bruce R. McGuire 1948-2012 Civic treasure, beloved dad and inspiration of the Santa Cruz Style of Lutherie Bruce McGuire was ...
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Happy Traum and his new custom H/13

Happy Traum and his new custom H/13

We were honored to build Happy Traum of Homespun Tapes a custom H/13 Model this year, and even more honored ...
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Richard’s Workshop at Sound Pure

Here's a great video of Richard's workshop at Sound Pure in Durham, NC, this past summer. Thank you, Sound Pure, ...
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Happy 36th Birthday SCGC!

Happy 36th Birthday SCGC!

This weekend we celebrate our 36th year of hand crafted acoustic guitars! We'd like to send a heartfelt thanks to ...
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Steve Palazzo & Ginny Mitchell’s performance at our 35th

Here another clip from our 35th Anniversary Concert back in September of 2011… Steve Palazzo and Ginny Mitchell perform ‘Blue ...
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Thank You, Doc Watson

Thank You, Doc Watson

"I'd think learning to play the guitar would be very confusing for sighted people." - Doc Watson ...
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All Koa 1929 OO Video

We recently completed an all Koa 1929 OO Model that made its way to Japan.. here's a great video of ...
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The Cowboy Festival: Santa Clarita 2012

The Cowboy Festival: Santa Clarita 2012

We just got back from the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival! Located on Gene Autry's Melody Ranch, the festival is one ...
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Nicky Mehta and James Nash performing at our 35th Anniversary Concert

Here are two more great clips from our 35th Anniversary Concert back in September of 2011... Nicky Mehta of The ...
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