Get ready for some monkey business! Custom Mahogany/Adirondack OMPW Model with Adirondack bracing/hot hide glue, Mahogany body binding, 1929 style rosette and top border, low profile neck with 1-11/16” nut width, black fingerboard binding, unbound slotted peghead with Ebony overlay, vintage tinted top, pyramid bridge, abalone SCGC logo on fingerboard, no fretmarkers, bone bridge/end pins, nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid, pickguard unattached and abalone monkey inlay by Oak Creek Guitars, just shipped to Sylvan Music in good ol’ Santa Cruz! This one was careful designed by a wonderful Dad and his sweet little daughter, but if you are interested in your own custom build with an inlay personal to you and your family, let us know! #scgcjustshipped#santacruzguitars#guitarinlay#guitaroftheday#acousticguitar #acoustic#customshopguitar#lutherie... See MoreSee Less
Legends in Lutherie Series: Custom FS Mahogany with old growth, salvaged Redwood top from the Hardin Bridge of Yosemite National Park, Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue, tortoise bindings, midnight rope rosette/top purfle/back strip, commemorative Legends in Lutherie fingerboard inlay with Richard Hoover & Rick Turner signatures, evo gold fretwire and Anthem SL pickup, just shipped to Heartbreaker Guitars in Las Vegas. Give Brendan a call if interested in this FS pairing with the custom @rickturnerguitars Model 1 of the same woods and appointments. #scgcjustshipped#santacruzguitars#rickturnerguitars#lutherie#acousticguitar #acoustic#customshop... See MoreSee Less
Look at that bearclaw! The sunburst sets it off beautifully. Yowza!
I think the amazing part is that not only are your guitars stunningly beautiful works of art, they also sound amazing. I’m just happy I had one opportunity when I lived in SC to have played a few in your shop. I wish I’d been able to buy one. ❤️❤️
This guitar has the complexity, saccharine edge and complexity of a Stradivarius. (yes, I've played and owned one.) It is the only guitar I have ever played that made my ear drums resonate like pulsating speaker membranes. It was the most amazing phenomenon I have ever encountered in 54 years of guitar playing. Visually and sonically this guitar is absolute perfection. And the best thing about it is that it's new now, and time is going to just refine and accentuate these qualities. Thank you, Kim Sherman and Richard Hoover.
my big discovery this year was how nice the pairing of advanced x with adirondack and mahogany is, and how appropriate the normal x with rosewood can be in regards to the midrange variance of the woods. They still sound good when you mix them the other way, but the mids being more wet and a little further back sonically tastes so good with the dry forward nature of the midrange mahogany
Got one and it’s my favorite. Mine is a Figured Mahogany/Adirondack Vintage Artist Model with Adirondack bracing/hot hide glue, 1-3/4” nut width, vintage tinted top, and nickel Waverly tuners. It just makes me happy...
Already heard from the customer on this one from last week’s shipments:
“The OM Grand exceeded every expectation I had and I already knew it would be something spectacular. Upon opening the case. I was speechless. The guitar is BEAUTIFUL!!! But then.....I played it......and was totally awestruck! The OMG responded in exceptional fashion whether fingerpicked or flat picked with a voice that went from subtle and delicate to pronounced and authoritative, but never harsh, and always balanced and nuanced. I cannot recall ever experiencing all that from one instrument. I am overjoyed with my guitar and the decision to entrust my dream instrument to Santa Cruz. I could not be happier.”
This is my guitar and I sometimes just look at it in disbelief that it is actually mine. Carolyn and the Santa Cruz team are fantastic, as is Tobias Music where the dream began. Sorry....would love to say more, but I gotta play this beauty some more before bed.
Congratulations to Tom. I am amazed every day that I pick up my 2019 SCGC OM Grand (Cocobolo/Moon Spruce) beauty. Tom explained it perfectly. Not only aesthetically pleasing visually, but an incredibly articulate, balanced and multi-layered instrument that never ceases to please and amaze!!
I believe every word of this after picking up my first Santa Cruz guitar, a 2nd hand 1934 OM. Amazing instrument! Congrats!
I love my OOOM. Such a strong balanced sound from a smaller guitar.
That's really beautiful!
OMG. She’s a beaut!!
Gorgeous! How much ?
That guitar looks stunning!!
It is beautiful!!!
One of my favorite models!
I’m probably too old to be buying anymore guitars but if I do it’ll be a SC.
Thank you, everyone, for checking in on us and the current wildfire situation. The heroic efforts of Cal Fire and our local fire and police departments have kept our shop out of harm’s way thus far, and we are so grateful. A good number of our luthiers have had to evacuate their homes, and our priority right now is their safety and peace of mind during this stressful time.
We appreciate your patience with us, and will be posting ‘Just Shipped’ guitars from last week over the next few days. Please enjoy the skill and craftsmanship of our exceptional team, and know that our best wishes are with you all.
Back in the day they would leave big rosewood(Brazilian) stumps in the ground. There was so much of it that they didn't need to bother with stump wood. Now mostly stump rosewood on guitars... It is very pretty the waves from compression
Custom ‘Legends in Lutherie’ non-cutaway, Mahogany FS Model, built with old growth, salvaged Redwood from the Hardin Bridge of Yosemite National Park, Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue, tortoise bindings, midnight rope rosette/top purfle/back strip, commemorative Legends in Lutherie fingerboard inlay with Richard Hoover & Rick Turner signatures, evo gold fretwire and Anthem SL pickup, just shipped to Heartbreaker Guitars in Las Vegas. Give Brendan a call if interested in this FS pairing with the custom Rick Turner Model 1 of the same woods and appointments. #scgcjustshipped#santacruzguitars#rickturnerguitars#lutherie#acousticguitar #acoustic#customshop... See MoreSee Less
Custom old-growth Mahogany OOO Model with Adirondack bracing/hot hide glue, 1-13/16” nut width, 2-1/4” bridge spacing, short (24.75”) scale length, 1929 style ivoroid rosette, S29 top purfling and back strip, script logo on peghead, diminished frets with custom grape inlay, pyramid bridge, Ebony bridge/end pins with ivoroid dots, gold strap button, gold Waverly tuners with Ebony buttons, K&K Pure Mini and pickguard unattached, just shipped to Acoustic Vibes Music in Tempe, AZ. This one is already spoken for, but give Jeff a call if you want to design something similar! #scgcjustshipped#santacruzguitars#lutherie#acousticguitar #acoustic#mahogany... See MoreSee Less
I can't wait to play some blues on it! Thanks for your extraordinary craftsmanship Richard, Carolyn, and team! Also a big thanks to Jeff at Acoustic Vibes Music for introducing me to Santa Cruz Guitars and facilitating my order.
...just when I thought you couldn't come up with a more stunning guitar
Custom OM Grand Model built with ‘The Tree’ Mahogany back/sides, old growth Adirondack top, Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue, Mahogany bindings, abalone rosette and top border, thin black back strip, mother of pearl songbird inlay with abalone vines on peghead, 42 style fingerboard inlays with SCGC logo, low profile neck, 1-11/16” nut width, Ebony bridge/end pins with abalone dots, Nickel Waverly tuners with Ebony buttons and pickguard unattached, just shipped to Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL. This one is already spoken for, but contact Steve if you’d like to order one of your own! #scgcjustshipped#santacruzguitars#thetree#quiltedmahogany#lutherie#acousticguitar #acoustic... See MoreSee Less
Don't know that I've ever seen that pickgaurd shape on an SCGC slope shoulder. Looks great!
The RS is a fabulous guitar, I love mine, sounds outstanding in drop D open tuning.
I just visited Stay Gold in Santa Fe, NM. Wow, what a stunning collection of guitars. I have my sights on a Santa Cruz. The only thing I suggest to make this shop better is a room so you could spend the night. An hour or two is not enough………
Custom OM Model built with ‘The Tree’ Mahogany back/sides, Redwood top, Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue, Brazilian Rosewood body binding, black fingerboard binding, unbound peghead with ‘The Tree’ overlay, ‘The Tree’ rosette, purfle combo top border, thin black back strip, diamond & squares long pattern fingerboard inlay, script logo on peghead, custom finish, Ebony bridge/end pins with abalone dots and nickel Waverly tuners with Snakewood buttons, just shipped to Westwoodmusic in Los Angeles. This one is spoken for, but contact Mark or Alex if you’d like to get something similar on order! #scgcjustshipped#santacruzguitars#thetree#quiltedmahogany#lutherie#acousticguitar #acoustic... See MoreSee Less