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The Santa Cruz Brad Paisley Signature Model

Unless you've made a conscious effort to avoid the country music scene, it's likely you'll have heard the name Brad Paisley. Brad is, without a doubt, one of the most successful modern country artists of the last 20 years. With over 11 million albums sold, three Grammy awards won, and sold out arena tours all over the world, not to mention some of the best country chops around, Brad Paisley very much qualifies to have a guitar built by one of the world's finest traditional acoustic guitar custom shops.

While Brad has been working with Fender on signature Telecasters for a number of years, it was a conversation with Santa Cruz's Richard Hoover that laid the foundation for the Brad Paisley Signature, with Brad wanting to put his name to a handmade guitar that his fans and guitar aficionados alike could trust.

Getting to the guitar itself, the B/PW Brad Paisley Signature is based on a D/PW model, which is a pre-war spec Dreadnought, but with subtle changes such as a 1 3/4" nut width rather than 1 11/16", a slightly customised volute size to make playing in the open position more comfortable, and a custom 'cowboy hat' inlay on the headstock.

The original B/PW featured a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce, but now Santa Cruz offers it with a Bearclaw European Spruce along with a number of other tonewood options. Our model has a Bearclaw European Spruce top with a gorgeous aged toner finish.

Tonally, Santa Cruz has voiced the guitar to have a little more bass presence than the D/PW, yet still offers the unmistakable balance of a Santa Cruz dreadnought.

Let's take a listen:

Back in 2016, Brad spoke briefly to our friends at about the Santa Cruz B/PW:

While some artists who have signature guitars aren't seen on stage playing them, the B/PW is very much in Brad's touring guitar arsenal.

Santa Cruz B/PW Brad Paisley Signature Model Acoustic Guitar, Indian Rosewood & Bearclaw European Spruce - £6,750 inc VAT | $6,900

  • Brad Paisley Signature Model (BPW 7560)
  • Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood back/sides
  • Top: Bear Claw European Spruce
  • Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue
  • Back Stripe: Zipper
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Rosette: Violin Purfle Combo
  • Purfling: Herringbone
  • Bracing: Scalloped/Advanced X
  • Soundhole diameter: 4″
  • Neck Peghead: Solid Square
  • Overlay: Material Ebony
  • Headstock: Inlay Custom Cowboy Hat
  • Scale Length: 25.375
  • Other V with volute
  • Fingerboard Inlays :SCGC at 5th Fret
  • Width at Nut: 1-3/4″
  • Width at 14th Fret: 2-3/16
  • F-Board Binding: Black
  • Side Dots: White
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly
  • Regular Bridge Spacing: 2-3/16″
  • Case Custom Paisley Case
This guitar is in stock now in our UK showroom, and includes free global shipping. For more information, please get in touch by calling +44 (0) 207 835 5597 or emailing us here.

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