After 6 months of hard work from SCGC, the Santa Cruz Guitar Company Custom Firefly in Brazilian Rosewood has arrived at Heartbreaker Guitars! With a Master Grade Sinker Redwood over Master Grade Brazilian Rosewood, this Firefly has left no appointment spared. With upgraded, flamed Koa binding on the body, fretboard and peghead, this Richard Hoover gem is the picture of elegance. Hot Hide Glue, and Adirondack bracing contribute to that classic brilliance and sustain that Richard Hoover instruments are known for.
Do not let the size fool you. Small body guitars are very popular these days because luthiers have figured out how to get amazing sounds out of these little treasures and Richard Hoover is no exception. "The Firefly is one of my favorite guitars," says Mr. Hoover who points out that bigger is not better. Small body guitars create their own unique voice that can only be achieved through the geometric body of confined space. Suffice to say, these little guys are not novelty guitars. "They are useful in the studio and on the stage." Even if you are just sitting on the couch strumming a few chords, you'll hear the resonance vibrating into your chest and resonating in your soul. These guitars are inspiring!
Santa Cruz is thoroughly represented in television, film and top 40 hits of most genres by first call session aces. The celebrity front man usually sports an instrument on stage that is supplied by the brand with the biggest artist relations budget, but when it comes to their recordings, only the best guitar and player will do. Santa Cruz has provided the top studio professionals with style specific customizations for decades. The Firefly concept: Current technology has allowed artists to lay down tracks from remote locations creating a need for a sophisticated guitar that travels well and still delivers a professional performance. Some impartial observations from Guitar Player Magazine: “I’ve never reviewed a guitar that caused so many people to utter some variation on the phrase, “This might be the best guitar I’ve played in my life.” “This isn’t just the best small bodied guitar that I’ve played in years – this is one of the best guitars I’ve ever played period.” “The SCGC FireFly is a truly inspirational composing guitar.”
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