As with all Santa Cruz models, the Otis Taylor Signature wears a high-gloss finish and is built in classic vintage style with a hand-shaped neck that is glued to the body. The bracing is also installed with hot hide glue—an option that reportedly transfers vibration more readily than modern glues, thus enhancing the volume and responsiveness of a guitar.
This particular Otis Taylor is built with an Italian spruce top which is tinted to a dark honey shade and a beautifully figured Madagascar rosewood with a spotless interior that reveals carefully shaped and sanded Adirondack spruce bracing.
The OT is a natural for fingerstyle playing and it dishes out impressive volume when played with a flatpick. It is a very rich sounding guitar with impressive articulation and note detail. Chords sing out with clarity, fullness and a resonance that fills the space around you with much overtones. The response is lively, with tight lows and snappy upper-mid presence.
It is no wonder that this Otis Taylor Signature was given an Editors’ Pick Award by Guitar Player's magazine. Kept by its prevoius owner in immaculate condition, this is certainly a keeper.
Pre-owned Santa Cruz grand Otis Taylor model in rare Madagascar rosewood.
Ivoroid binding over a mastergrade Italian spruce top.
Mother of pearl logo and micropearl dots etched in an ebony fingerboard with ivoroid binding.
Rosette with black and white lines.
Ebony pyramid bridge with a bone saddle for improved tonal resonance.
Madagascar Rosewood back and sides with ivoroid binding and a intricate backstrip.
Mahogany neck with ivoroid heel cap.
Ebony headstock faceplate with ivoroid binding and Santa Cruz logo etched in abalone.
Santa Cruz waverly tuners with ivoroid butter bean tuning heads.
Front view of Santa Cruz Otis Taylor in Italian spruce and Madagascar rosewood.
Back view of Santa Cruz Otis Taylor in Italian spruce and Madagascar rosewood.
Top: Italian Spruce
Back and Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Back strip: Colourful block Style
Purfling style: 4 ply B/W
Bracing: FW shifted SCGC style
Nut Width: 43.5mm (1 11/16")
String Spacing: 56.5mm (2 7/32")
Scale Length: 645mm (25.375")
Width at Lower bout: 375mm (14 3/4")
Depth at the End block: 125mm (4 11/12")
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: V modified
Finish: Honey Color (nitrocellulose)
Fingerboard: Ebony (Bound with Ivoroid)
Fingerboard inlays: Micro pearl dots
Headstock Shape: Solid Square
Headstock Overlay: Ebony (Bound with Ivoroid)
Headstock Inlay: Pearl SCGC Logo
Tuners: Santa Cruz
Nut & Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Case: Santa Cuz Deluxe Hardshell Case Included
Retail Price: Call / Email to inquire