Santa Cruz Eric Skye Signature Model 00-Skye Adirondack and Cocobolo
Portland based jazz guitarist and namesake of the Santa Cruz Eric Skye was dubbed 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. Skye 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 OO with an Adirondack 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.
The Combination of Cocobolo back and sides with an Adirondack Spruce top creates a tone that is incredibly responsive across the spectrum. Adirondack is stiffer than Sitka and Engelmann and allows the guitar to be played heavy and loud without breaking up. Cocobolo, the heaviest of the rosewood family, offers beautiful tone and is known to provide a strong bass response in guitars. Visually, it is an especially attractive tonewood, especially on this guitar, displaying large grain with long heavy streaks of red and black.
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