They are here now! The Legends in Lutherie Guitars are available for purchase. we currently have 1 in stock with 4 more being built. Don't miss your chance to own a part of history!
2 of the sets were separated to be purchased individually while the other 8 sets will be sold as a pair. You save $1000 when you purchase the set.
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.
|Top Wood||Yosemite Redwood|
|Back Wood||Yosemite Redwood with Mahogany Core|
|Neck||Multi Layer Laminated: Acacia/Mahogany|
|Fingerboard||Ebony with "Legends" inlay|
|Nut Width||1 11/16"|
|Scale Length||24 3/4"|
|String Spacing||2" at Bridge|
|Tuners||Gotoh 510 Gold with Ebony Buttons|
|Pickup||RT Hum Cancelling and Piezo|
|Construction||Handmade by Rick Turner and Richard Hoover|
|Made In||Santa Cruz, CA|
|Case||Rick Turner Hard Shell|
|Heartbreaker Take||The Ultimate Model 1!|