Santa Cruz 00 Skye, Brazilian Rosewood & Ancient Sitka Spruce


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To match the distinct personality and playing style of lauded jazz guitarist Eric Skye, SCGC's Richard Hoover worked with him to design a short scale, slightly deeper bodied 00 perfectly suited to "the excruciatingly accurate and sophisticated techniques of the most demanding jazz fingerstylist." This very special model presents an incredible tonewood departure from the standard Adi and cocobolo model: Brazilian rosewood and now increasingly rare ancient Sitka spruce. This may, in fact, be the final ancient Sitka guitar to pass through our doors from SCGC! As we've noted from every one of the BRW and ancient Sitka guitars we've had, this one has notable clarity and sparkle in the high end. In this case, it's balanced by a rich bass thanks to that deeper body shape. Another departure from the standard model are the appointments, which in this case include snakewood binding and tuner buttons, and simple black line purfling. What more do you need with tonewoods like these?

  • Model/body: 00
  • Top: Ancient Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood
  • Bridge and pins: Brazilian rosewood
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Binding: Snakewood
  • Rosette: Brazilian rosewood
  • Purfling: Single black top border
  • Headstock veneer: Brazilian rosewood
  • Tuners: Gold Waverly with snakewood buttons
  • Brace pattern: Scalloped X
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-3/16"
  • Serial number: 2267
  • Year of build: 2022
  • Case: Standard Ameritage


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Santa Cruz Guitar Company

Founded by Richard Hoover in 1976, the Santa Cruz Guitar Company brought boutique guitar making to the forefront of the steel string guitar business.

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