Order yours now! The Legends in Lutherie are officially being unveiled at NAMM 2020 in January. You can reserve your set now! With a limited run of only 10 guitar sets, the Legends in Lutherie Guitars are now available for pre order.
The story of the Legends in Luthier project goes back to NAMM 2013 at a dinner between Rick Turner and Brendan Smyth of Heartbreaker Guitars. Rick and Brendan had been designing Limited Edition Model 1 Guitars for a couple of years at this point. The response from the players was immediate. They loved them. Some of the Limiteds included, “The Santa Cruz Series”, The “RT-50” and “The Icon Series.”
Rick and Brendan discussed the idea of doing a very unique, limited edition project of a Model 1 paired with an incredible acoustic guitar built with matching wood and specs. The list of acoustic luthiers was short, but at the top of the list was Richard Hoover of Santa Cruz Guitar Company. Rick and Richard had been friends almost 50 years and their shops were a few miles apart in Santa Cruz, California. At the time Heartbreaker Guitars was not a Santa Cruz Dealer. A few years later, HBG got on board with Santa Cruz Guitar Company. Rick and Brendan pitched the idea to Richard Hoover right away, but the timing wasn’t right. Richard liked the idea, but not only wanted to establish a working relationship with Heartbreaker, but he also wanted to have a very thoughtful project that included some very special and rare wood.