It's Santa Cruz Guitar Company's 35th Anniversary! There's an amazing concert taking place in celebration of this milestone, and the Name That Cowgirl Contest is still underway...

What a line-up! We are so excited for our 35th Anniversary Concert, and so honored that all these stellar performers are coming out to celebrate with us... hopefully you can make it! Tickets will be going fast, so visit Don Quixote's website or call them at 831-603-2294 to reserve yours.

It's Not Too Late to 'Name That Cowgirl'

The contest is still open... you can enter to win one of ten limited edition Santa Cruz Guitar Company 35th Anniversary Commemorative Cowgirl Guitars with a retail value of $9,700. Simply visit our website, order your collectible SCGC 35th Anniversary tee shirt and chose a name for that lovely lady gracing the peghead on these 10 guitars. The contest is open until the evening of Monday, September 26th, and the winner will be announced by October 3rd. Click here to enter, and be sure to read all official rules and regulations on the website. Thanks to all those who have entered so far - your tee shirts will be shipping out this week!

SCGC Brings Home the Gold

Many thanks to the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine for naming Santa Cruz Guitar Company the Gold Medal Winner for Small Scale Manufacturer in the 2011 Player's Choice Awards. We also were proud to take home the 2011 Bronze Medal for Guitar of the Year (1929 OO) and 2011 Small Bodied Flat Top of the Year (1929 OO). It's great to know that after 35 years of making guitars, we can still bring home the gold. As always, we appreciate your support and for helping us spread the word to players worldwide.

SCGC 35th Anniversary Cowgirl Showpiece

For those of you who didn't make it out to the Summer NAMM in Nashville this past July, we were pleased to present our one-of-a-kind 35th Anniversary Cowgirl Showpiece, displayed triumphantly at the show in an antique gun case loaned to us by Sylvan Music. With old growth Brazilian back & sides, Adirondack top, gold Mother of Pearl Century Blocks on the fingerboard, fossilized Ivory bridge/end pins, nut and saddle and custom rope purfle/rosette/back strip and tail strip, this guitar was a sight to be seen. And that just skims the surface of the specs! Words can only describe it so much, so behold the photos below. The guitar caught the eye of fashion designer, Molly Bedell, who thought it would be the perfect anniversary present for her husband, Tom Bedell, of Two Old Hippies. The guitar is now happy in its new home with the Bedells, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that it is in such good hands. Thanks Molly and Tom, and thanks to everyone who came out to see this one of a kind commemorative guitar. Our limited edition, series of 10, 35th Anniversary Cowgirl Guitars are based on this showpiece, but with some different specs and the new SCGC cowgirl, to be named later... pehaps by you! Visit the 'Name That Cowgirl' contest page on our website to view all the specs of this series of ten.




That's it for now, thanks for all you do! We hope to see you at our 35th Anniversary Concert on September 30th or sporting one of our cowgirl tee shirts... we can't wait to send that 35th Anniversary Commemorative guitar to the winner!

- Richard and the 16 of us at Santa Cruz Guitar Company

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