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2011 Santa Cruz Vintage Artist #6301 Richard Hoover Steel String

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Superb power and voice

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2011 Santa Cruz Vintage Artist #6301 Richard Hoover Steel String

Model 2011 Santa Cruz Vintage Artist #6301 Richard Hoover Steel String
Condition Pre-Owned – very clean
Scale 25.375″
Tuners Gotoh Premium Tuning Machines
Case Standard Dreadnought HSC – Black

Tone Woods

Top Select European Spruce
Sides/Back Cocobolo Rosewood
Neck Mahogany
Bridge Macassar Ebony
Head Plate Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony – Nickel Silver Medium
Binding Maple – various and dyed
Bracing Scalloped/Advanced X


Nut Width 1 11/16″
String Spacing  (1st fret -14th fret to body – Bridge)
Upper bout width 11 5/8″
Waist Width 10 7/8″
Lower bout width 15 1/2″
Body depth 3 15/16″ & 5″ upper and lower bout respectively
Overall length 39 1/2″
Body length 20 1/8″
Weight 4lbs & 6oz.
CITES Not Required – please read the link to the left

2011 Santa Cruz Vintage Artist #6301 Richard Hoover Steel String


Just arrived, I will write more as I become more familiar with the guitar.  Wow, what a great guitar, smooth sounding, but with bite for Bluegrass, or country finger-style.  Guitar has it all.  She is very clean, beautiful big sound, easily played.  Comes in a standard black dreadnought HSC.  A seriously nice steel string guitar.

There were numerous upgrades to this guitar from Richard, the builder of this guitar and the owner of Santa Cruz, including Gotoh machines, the woods are Cocobolo for Back/Sides, Volute V for neck to headstock, etc.

I realized there’s a peg missing for the neck strap, easily replaced.  I saw it in the photos later (Doh!)

Ryan and I played this guitar when it came in, oohing and ahhing for good reason.  I have a number of great steel strings here in the gallery, all special, but I think this one goes a bit beyond with a fullness and round fat coloring that makes her the ideal finger picking guitar.  I’m going to really enjoy playing this baby.  LOL



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio – 190613-2011 Santa Cruz Vintage Artist #6301 Richard Hoover Steel String  – superlative acoustic steel string, made for strumming, blue grass or fingerstyle.  Very powerful, easy to play and quite resonant.

  • My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1






Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included

to the 50 US Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS

Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.

It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.



This guitar carries No warranty as the guitar is Pre-Owned

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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