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    • #2511
      wickedwahine11
      Participant

      Hello, I am new to the forum – I just got a Santa Cruz Firefly as an anniversary present this week and I love it.  Since it was our 11th wedding anniversary (and steel is the traditional gift) I got a steel-string guitar.  Haha.

      I am a big koa fan (as you can see from the photo attached of it on my wall) and play only Hawaiian slack-key style music on the guitar, so since I always name my instruments, I named it “Keahi” – Hawaiian for fire.

      I am amazed at the sound that comes out of this little guy, and have a feeling that a lifelong friendship with this instrument has begun.

      On an unrelated note, it has been nice to immerse myself into the Santa Cruz Guitar Company culture over the last day or so, watching all the videos, and reading articles about this company.  I am proud to own an instrument from them.  Iʻve written books about two ukulele companies, and am currently writing a book about a guitar company at the moment.  I love the Santa Cruz story, and hope to visit the factory later this year.  Maybe if Iʻm lucky, they will let me write a book about them too. 🙂

      To my fellow SCGC owners, have a wonderful weekend and happy playing! – Staci


      SCGC koa Firefly, Grimes Hapa nylon, Emerald painted X7, Taylor K24ce, DeVine koa classical, Moore Bettah ukulele, KoAloha KTM-00 ukulele

    • #2513
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Welcome Staci! Cool news on the Firefly, looks like a fun wall, again welcome!

    • #2514
      Hank
      Participant

      Aloha Staci….Y’All will fit right in here. There are some kanakas and  Haoles here that will hang on your every word.

      Me ? I’m a Scots/Irish/ Southern boy by choice and play a half assed style of guitar ( Insert wide grin here).

      Welcome…when possible please post some slack key audio of your Firefly.

       


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

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    • #2516
      Hank
      Participant

      Also Really special to have a lady in the “Tribe”.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #2517
      bert
      Participant

      Staci, big welcome to the forum.  Firefly is ideal for your genre’.  So glad you have found our group, I’ve been playing SCGC for going on 15yrs… gets in the DNA.  bert

    • #2519
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      Welcome Sista Staci to the Santa Cruz Guitar Players Ohana.

    • #2520
      haasome
      Participant

      Hi Staci. Great guitar and welcome to the forum.


      – Paul –

    • #2524
      tadol
      Moderator

      Lovin’ the koa!!

    • #2525
      Acoustic Soul
      Participant

      Congratulations, what a gift!  Welcome, it’s a beautiful guitar.  Put up a video of it being played sometime if you’re up for it!

    • #2534
      Daniel
      Participant

      Welcome Staci!

      Great wall!  And that Emerald looks amazing.

      Daniel


    • #2539
      wickedwahine11
      Participant

      Thank you all so much for the kind comments, I really appreciate it.  As for a video or sound clip, trust me, none of you want that.  Haha.  Nobody but my spouse, mom and cat ever hear me play – and sometimes the cat complains. 😉

      As for the Emerald, thanks Daniel – it was custom painted with the Na Pali coast of Kauai on the front, and a tree tunnel on the back.


      SCGC koa Firefly, Grimes Hapa nylon, Emerald painted X7, Taylor K24ce, DeVine koa classical, Moore Bettah ukulele, KoAloha KTM-00 ukulele

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