Santa Cruz Guitar Company isn't like any other builder, and the OO-Skye isn't like any other guitar. When Richard Hoover started building Santa Cruz guitars in 1976, his goal was to push guitar-making to a new level of perfection. The goal is to build the finest, most expressive instruments possible—not to maximize sales or profits. That purity of intention translates into exceptional instruments.
Richard Hoover and his crew at Santa Cruz Guitar Company seem to find the finest and most beautiful tonewoods on the planet. With its standard wood complement of highly-figured Cocobolo and Adirondack Spruce, the Santa Cruz OO-Skye may be the perfect reflection of that.
Thanks to premium tone woods, the model also produces complex, inspiring tone that is a fitting tribute to its namesake: Portland-based instrumentalist Eric Skye. With Eric's playing and versatility in mind, the OO-Skye was designed for the excruciatingly accurate and sophisticated techniques of the most demanding fingerstyle players.
This 2019 OO-Skye (serial #1065) is in excellent condition with no history of repairs or issues. It shows only minor playwear, but is free of any dings, scratches, or cosmetic damages (see photos). It features the standard specs including a 1-13/16" nut width, and this one has a pickguard, just in case you might want to dig in with a pick! Like most 00 size guitars, it sports a comfortable 24.9" scale length, but its body is slightly deeper to add more bass presence and power. Hot hide glue construction and scalloped Adirondack Spruce provide quick, accurate response. Its tone is much louder and more refined than your average small body, and it packs a huge dynamic range that allows your right hand technique to deeply influence the tone.
This 2019 OO-Skye is inspiring guitar with articulate, nuance tone. Used Santa Cruz guitars don't come around too often, but here's a deal that doesn't come around to often! A great 12-fret form one of the country's top builders. Original case included!