Santa Cruz B/PW Brad Paisley Custom
It was several years ago when Brad 1st visited Artisan Guitars. After many months and playing lots of guitars, his focus turned to one of our custom Santa Cruz D Pre-War models. All of our Santa Cruz guitars are custom ordered, and at that time we were near the end of a run of D Pre-War models which we had commissioned with Bear Claw Sitka soundboards and a herringbone top purfle. Thus the Santa Cruz Brad Paisley signature was born.
Bear claw Sitka is more stiff, on par with a good set of Adirondack, owing to the claw pattern that runs counter to the grain of the wood. Tonally, to his trained ears, it reminded Brad of a vintage dreadnought sound. In his skilled hands after numerous trials, it was soon to become one of the loudest D Pre-War models we have ever witnessed. Thereafter, it became part of his recording & touring arsenal, as a tool of choice for daily inspiration. It was to be the first of several Santa Cruz guitars that Brad would become impassioned with.
We began to discuss details for a signature model, one that would signify his appreciation for the brand and connect with his fans. Numerous discussions about tone woods, top voicing, and construction would lead to final specifications of a custom D/PW which he fondly dubbed the "B/PW".
In addition to the Bear Claw Sitka top, this BPW's custom appointments include: 1-11/16" nut, herringbone top purfle, zipper back stripe, grained ivoroid body bindings, SCGC logo inlay at the 7th fret, paisley tolex case, and an empty headstock!
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