The 00-Skye model guitar was designed by Eric Skye and Richard Hoover as the Ferrari of fingerstyle guitars in classic pre-war package. It is the ultimate in projection, responsiveness, complexity, and balance of tone. The guitar features master grade Adirondack spruce and Cocobolo rosewood. A twelve-fret 00 sized guitar with slightly deeper body and wider neck. Custom string spacing, scale length, and neck profile make for maximum playability.
In addition to the Santa Cruz 00-Skye, Eric uses Santa Cruz Guitar Company strings. He plays with Alaska fingerpicks, and a Fred Kelly heavy thumb pick. When flatpicking, Eric uses a three-cornered, 1.5mm TAD60 by Blue Chip. His capos are made by Phil Elliott. For amplification Skye uses an AKG 414 large diaphragm condenser. The sneakers are Pumas.