SOLD 5/5/10

2010 Madagascar Rosewood/Western Red Cedar For Sale

I just completed this Madagascar Rosewood and Western Red Cedar guitar. The rosewood is all quartersawn, and the sides have a beautiful dark spider web grain, reminiscent of Brazilian. The cedar is one of only three tops I have come across in the last 15 years with this much 'bear claw' figure. A very stiff top that I did not work thinner, but rather braced very lightly. The result is a very powerful instrument, loud and clear in all the registers, and a crystalline sound that is easy to articulate. It has one hour of playing time and sounds like it's been open for months. This guitar will mature into an instrument with an enormous presence, yet you will have no problem playing pianissimo.

The price is $6700.

Madagascar Rosewood
Bear Claw Red Cedar
African Ebony Fingerboard
Spanish Cedar Neck
Brazilian Rosewood Head Overlay
Brazilian Rosewood Bridge
Auxiliary Sound Ports
650mm Scale Length
Gilbert Tuners, Black with MOP Dot
7th Fret Position Marker
French Polished Shellac
Hiscox Case

You can see how this instrument was built by following this link.







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