Place Your Bid on Our Custom Santa Cruz PJ

When we used to display the 12 custom guitars in Acoustic Guitar magazine’s 10th Anniversary Collection on our office walls, it was always fun to see visitors’ reactions to the instruments. The one that seemed to pique their curiosity most was our 2000 Santa Cruz PJ, an exquisite parlor-style guitar…

Hear Gretchen Menn Play Our Custom Santa Cruz PJ

This custom 2000 Santa Cruz PJ is from Acoustic Guitar magazine’s 10th Anniversary Collection. In celebration of our 30th anniversary in 2020, we’re putting our collection up for auction from April 20 through May 10, giving you the opportunity to bid on a piece of guitar history and support guitar…

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World Premiere: Learn to Play a New Waltz by Eric Skye

Like millions of Americans, Eric Skye, the virtuoso jazz and roots guitarist, is currently under a shelter-in-place order—and making the best of it. He’s been hunkered down at his home, in Portland, Oregon, cooking and playing guitar with his wife and children, and contemplating on what is happening in the…


Santa Cruz Guitar Company NAMM Show Recap

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Guitar Company: While most guitar makers attending the NAMM show were focused on new models, Santa Cruz Guitar Company once again presented a snapshot of their daily production: extremely custom, one-of-a-kind instruments built for sophistication of sound, ease of playability and players’ personal taste. In the…

Design Your Own Santa Cruz Guitar Online

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Guitar: SCGC welcomes you to design a custom guitar via their new website feature. Start with your desired base model, and select your choice of various tonewoods, bracing, neck specs, finish, inlays, appointments and more, many of which are included in the cost of any Santa Cruz…


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Guitar Talk: Eric Skye on Intentional Limitations and the Blues

Skye is among a handful of artists to have been honored with a Santa Cruz Guitar Company signature model. Since its introduction in 2011, he has used the guitar exclusively when straddling the worlds of fingerpicking and flatpicking—in traditional acoustic and more adventurous jazz contexts—which he does with apparent effortlessness.


Santa Cruz Guitar Co. Puts FTC 40th Anniversary Model into Production, Plus More from Richard Hoover’s Workshop: Winter NAMM 2017

Santa Cruz Guitar Company continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary, which took place last year, by putting its FTC model back into production. Watch above as Santa Cruz founder and luthier Richard Hoover shows off the F cutaway model — made famous by Eric Clapton in the ’80s — which features a stunning, cello-like carved…