The Santa Cruz Eric Skye is a very popular guitar by Richard Hoover. We've sold many of these, but with this one we wanted to do something different. We asked Richard Hoover for his opinion and he said this: "How about we put a dark burst on it and finish it with a flamed Koa binding?".... And here you have the one of a kind Eric Skye Custom. Thanks Richard Hoover! This guitar is beautiful! With Cocobolo back and sides, and a glorious Adirondack Spruce top, it simply looks amazing.
Portland based jazz guitarist Eric Skye was named by 20th Century Guitar Magazine as “one of the best rising stars of the American acoustic jazz scene.” This hardworking instrumentalist has gained a loyal following both as a dramatic and expressive live performer and an in-demand acoustic guitar instructor both in Oregon and in the online music community. He has been featured in magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, Jazziz and Jazz Improv, and his music can be heard on NPR.
To match his distinct personality and playing style, Eric and Richard collectively dreamed up a gorgeous Cocobolo OO with an Adirondack top, unique 24.9 inch scale length for ease of playability, slightly deeper body for added bass and volume, hot hide glue with Adirondack Spruce, scalloped bracing and a distinctive herringbone purfling and ivoroid rosette. This instrument is designed for the excruciatingly accurate and sophisticated techniques of the most demanding jazz fingerstylist.
|Top Wood||Adirondack Spruce|
|Nut Width||1 13/16"|
|String Spacing||2 1/4" at the 14th Fret|
|Strings||Santa Cruz Brand|
|Tuners||Nickel Open Back Waverly|
|Construction||Handmade With Hidel Glue and Adirondack Bracing|
|Made In||Santa Cruz, CA USA|
|Case||Custom Santa Cruz Hardshell Case|
|Heartbreaker Take||A Gem!|