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  • Santa Cruz Otis Taylor Special Mahogany


    Otis Taylor is a fellow of the Sundance Film Composers Laboratory and a multi-instrumentalist who has shared the stage with artists as varied as Gary Moore, Buddy Guy and Keb Mo. He is the most important modern voice of Trance Blues. Otis Taylor required very specific tonal and aesthetic qualities for his signature instrument.  As a fine arts professional, Otis Taylor’s vision is a combination of vintage retro and ultra sharp European styling; this guitar looks like an expensive Italian suit from the 1930s. This collaboration has produced a musical instrument that truly reflects the artistry of both Otis Taylor and the Santa Cruz Guitar Company.


    The OT’s compound radius fretboard allows lightning action while the Sitka Spruce with hot hide glue ensures the substantial power and clarity as described by Guitar Player Magazine: Dimensional and complex immediately come to mind when playing the Otis Taylor. A very rich sounding guitar with impressive articulation and note detail, the Otis Taylor Signature makes you want to keep on playing because it is so inspiring. And that’s reason enough to give it an Editors Pick Award.  Check out our Blog on Richard Hoover here

    Body Wood Type Sitka over Mahogany
    Back Stripe S29 Sideways
    Binding Ivoroid
    Top Wood Type Sitka Spruce
    Rosette Ivoroid Custom Rosette
    Purfling FF Combo
    Bracing/Voicing Adirondack Braces w/Hot Hide Glue
    Neck Peghead Solid
    Peghead Binding Ivoroid
    Overlay Material Ebony
    Headstock Inlay SCGC Mini
    Width at Nut 1-11/16″
    Neck Shape Round
    Fingerboard Side Dots Black
    Inlay OT Inlay on Fingerboard
    Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16″
    Binding Ivoroid
    Scale Length 25.375
    Finish Top Custom Tint
    Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
    Neck Clear/Buffed
    Setup Pickguard Tortoise
    Tuners/gears Nickel open-back w/ Ivoroid Buttons