Oral History Information
Richard Hoover is the founder of Santa Cruz Guitars and a noted luthier known for his methods that demonstrate traditional guitar building is possible even in the modern era of technology. Richard’s vision of his brand of guitars focused on the instrument’s sound and look as well as its playability. With an eye for the details and being a player himself, he made slight adjustments and enhancements that have placed him among the top-ranking luthiers. His warm personality and undying interest in encouraging young guitar builders has made him a well-respected member of the music industry.