Custom Santa Cruz 00-Skye Koa / Bear Claw Euro Spruce
Tobias Music-Proud of our 25 Year Partnership with the Santa Cruz Guitar Company !!
Chicago Area’s Finest Guitars
This one is amazing. Built with special permission from our dear friend Eric Skye. A modified 00-Skye using the finest Hawaiian Koa and a hand selected Bear Claw European Spruce top.
MADE IN USA !!!
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00 Body Size
- Light as a Feather
- Premium Hawaiian Koa Back and Sides
- Premium European Bear Claw Sitka Top
- Koa Headstock Overlay w/ Script Logo
- Hide Glue Construction
- Zipper Back Strip
- 12 Fret to Body
- Adirondack Bracing
- Herringbone Top Trim
- Scallopped Bracing
- Slotted Headstock
1-13/16” Nut Width
- 24.9” Scale Length
- Clear / Buffed / Glossy Body Finish
- Matte Neck Finish
- Tortoise Pickguard
- Nickel Waverly Tuners w/ Ivoroid Buttons
(pictures of the top have been darkened a bit to show the detail of the exquisite Bear Claw figuring. This one is stunning !!!)
Eric Skye is a longtime friend of Tobias Music. Eric has traveled from Portland, OR a few times to play at our Tone Lounge Performance Room. Great guy, great guitar !! Portland based jazz guitarist Eric Skye was named by 20th Century Guitar Magazine as “one of the best rising stars of the American acoustic jazz scene.” This hardworking instrumentalist has gained a loyal following both as a dramatic and expressive live performer and an in-demand acoustic guitar instructor both in Oregon and in the online music community. He has been featured in magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, Jazziz and Jazz Improv, and his music can be heard on NPR. To match his distinct personality and playing style, Eric and Richard collectively dreamed up a gorgeous Cocobolo (Custom Koa) OO with a European Bear Claw top, unique 24.9 inch scale length for ease of playability, slightly deeper body for added bass and volume, hot hide glue with Adirondack Spruce, scalloped bracing and a distinctive herringbone purfling and ivoroid rosette. This instrument is designed for the excruciatingly accurate and sophisticated techniques of the most demanding jazz fingerstylist.