Greetings friends and fellow guitar players!
We thought it was high time we checked in with you all again… we hope the new year is off to a great start for everyone! Things are bustling here in Santa Cruz; thanks to the success of the winter NAMM show, some great recent press and all of you spreading the word about our guitars (thank you!). Due to the current high demand for our instruments, the back order goes out into September for deliveries right now, so let your local dealer know soon if you are hoping to get a guitar for fall or winter!
The Ever Updating Website:
For those of you who have been with us for awhile, welcome to the new fangled version of our newsletter! And for those new to the club, the fun doesn’t stop here. We invite you to visit our website as often as possible to see what our dealers have in stock (via the Dealer Inventory
Page), photos and specs of guitars that have recently shipped all over the country (via the Just Shipped
Page) and what’s new and exciting for Santa Cruz Guitar Company (via the SCGC Blog
). Use our website as a resource for all your Santa Cruz needs! Not only can you find what dealer is carrying the guitar you’re after, but you can use these collective resources to get ideas for your personal custom instrument. Don’t forget that over 60% of what we do is custom work, so whatever your aesthetic or tonal requests may be, we can make your dream guitar a reality. Many of our dealers are currently stocking custom SCGC guitars as well, based on their customer preferences or personal whimsy, so be sure to see what your local dealer has in stock – your one of a kind Santa Cruz might already be waiting for you.
2011 NAMM Show:
The People are Speaking:
NAMM was quite a successful trip for us this year! We had a stellar line-up of guitars, with representation from almost all models, tone woods and finishes. We presented two new signature models, the OO-Skye
(for Portland’s premier jazz fingerstylist Eric Skye) and The Cowboy Singer
(the Don Edwards 50th
Anniversary Signature Model), which happened to win “Editor’s Pick for Day 1”
at NAMM. (Don and Eric are pictured above, holding their respective signature models). We had an amazing turnout of musicians who played our booth, including Otis Taylor, Bill Nershi, Scott Law, Eric Skye, Tim Connell, Don Edwards, SONiA, Gretchen Menn
and Jude Gold
. We posted lots of photos of the weekend on our SCGC blog, which you can access here
The ballot is now open for Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 2011 Player’s Choice Awards
, so visit their website
and vote for your favorite Santa Cruz! This public contest gives people a chance to vote on their favorite gear, including acoustic, steel string guitars. Almost the complete line of Santa Cruz Guitars is represented. We’re grateful to all our loyal customers for voting us the coveted medals for Acoustic Guitar of the Year
, Small Bodied Guitar of the Year
and Mid-sized Manufacturer of the Year
since 2000. Let's all vote and go for the gold once more!
We love hearing from you:
We’ve been getting so many nice emails from you all recently; we decided to post them (with your indvidual permission of course) on our website! Check out our Testimonials Page
to read what your fellow players and Santa Cruz enthusiasts have to say about our instruments… and if you’d like to chime in, send us your comments
as well! We’d love to hear all about your experience with Santa Cruz, and any way we can make the guitar acquisition process more enjoyable for everyone.