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Otis Taylor

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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.


Body Wood Type Indian Rosewood
  Back Stripe S29 Sideways
  Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type Sitka Spruce
  Rosette Ivoroid Custom Rosette
  Purfling FF Combo
  Bracing/Voicing Adirondack Braces w/Hot Hide Glue
Neck 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
Finish Top Custom Tint
  Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
  Neck Clear/Buffed
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
  Tuners/gears Nickel open-back w/ Ivoroid Buttons
Dimensions Body Length 19.25"
  Body Depth 3.875-4.875"
  Number of Frets 21
  Frets Clear of the Body 13
  Lower Bout 14.5"
  Waist 8.75"
  Upper Bout 10.375"
Guitar specifications are subject to change; please consult SCGC or an authorized dealer prior to buying for the most current specifications.