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Santa Cruz Otis Taylor Model – Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood

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$5,800 USD$5,220 USD
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Serial No.1708

Otis Taylor is a fellow of the Sundance Film Composers Laboratory and a multi-instrumentalist who has shared the stage with artists as varied as Gary Moore, Buddy Guy and Keb Mo. He is the most important modern voice of Trance Blues. Otis Taylor required very specific tonal and aesthetic qualities for his signature instrument.  As a fine arts professional, Otis Taylor’s vision is a combination of vintage retro and ultra sharp European styling; this guitar looks like an expensive Italian suit from the 1930s. This collaboration has produced a musical instrument that truly reflects the artistry of both Otis Taylor and the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. The OT’s compound radius fretboard allows lightning action while the Sitka Spruce with hot hide glue ensures the substantial power and clarity as described by Guitar Player Magazine: Dimensional and complex immediately come to mind when playing the Otis Taylor. A very rich sounding guitar with impressive articulation and note detail, the Otis Taylor Signature makes you want to keep on playing because it is so inspiring. And that’s reason enough to give it an Editors Pick Award.


  • Wood Type: Indian Rosewood
  • Back Stripe: S29 Sideways
  • Binding:Ivoroid


  • Wood Type:European Spruce
  • Rosette:Ivoroid Custom Rosette
  • Purfling: FF Combo
  • Bracing/Voicing: Adirondack Braces w/Hot Hide Glue


  • Peghead: Solid
  • Peghead Binding:Ivoroid
  • Overlay Material: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay:SCGC Mini
  • Width at Nut: 1-11/16″
  • Neck Shape:Round
  • Fingerboard Side Dots: Black
  • Inlay: OT Inlay on Fingerboard
  • Width at 14th Fret; 2-3/16″
  • Binding;Ivoroid
  • Scale Length; 25.375’


  • Top; Custom Tint
  • Back & Sides; Clear/Buffed
  • Neck;Clear/Buffed


  • Pickguard;Tortoise
  • Tuners/gears; Nickel Waverly w/ Ivoroid