Santa Cruz Brad Paisley Signature
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". What could be more iconic, than to crown the headstock with a mother of pearl inlay of his infamous white Stetson cowboy hat.
Stetson said it best, "Brad Paisley is a walking testament to modern-day country’s possibilities. His albums are cornucopias of words and music that provide alternately poignant and hilarious journeys across the human landscape. A triple threat recognized as one of the finest singers, songwriters, and guitar slingers of his generation, he brings a wide spectrum of subjects and styles to records as diverse and accomplished as anything being done today, and he manages it all with true wit and distinctive style."
In addition to the Bear Claw Sitka top & Stetson inlay, custom appointments include 1-3/4" nut, herringbone top purfle, zipper back stripe, grained ivoroid body bindings, SCGC logo inlay at the 5th fret, paisley tolex case, and Brad's signature on the label.
We couldn't be more delighted to part of this legacy guitar, Brad's life, and of course to represent Santa Cruz Guitars Company in their continued success. Certain to become a legendary signature model Santa Cruz... Reserve Yours Today!
This Pre-Owned Guitar is in Very Good condition with light scratches on the headstock & top. There is also an end pin with an additional hole that has been drilled for the K&K pickup on the bottom of the guitar(see pictures).
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