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This innovative design maximizes the resonating area of the top through the critical central areas, strengthening and stiffening the top by moving the sound hole to the side. This sound hole placement also lets the player hear the guitar more the way the audience hears it, enhancing the performance by letting the guitarist hear a more dynamic, full-range voice from their guitar.
The shape is based on a perfect circle in the lower bout, with the center of the bone saddle at the center of that circle. This is an optimal placement for the bridge. The ebony bridge echoes the shape of the offset sound hole design and the optional slotted peghead for a clean, integrated design.
The demi-cutaway, another innovation from Harry Fleishman, allows access to the upper fretboard without sacrificing air volume within the instrument. With the demi-cutaway and the deeper body, this comfortably sized guitar has the depth, tone and the increased bass range, through it’s chiming highs, of a much larger auditorium guitar.
The 25.5" scale will feel familiar to players, but the slightly longer scale enhances the guitar’s power and clarity, especially in its lower range.
Another innovative feature is the fully adjustable neck, which allows the action of the neck to be set independently of the height of the saddle. With this design feature, the attack and sustain of the notes, which are established by the string angles at the saddle, are not affected when lowering or raising the action. This gives the guitarist both the playability they require and the tone they desire.
The Rosewood model has a full-bodied voice with plenty of overtones, making it a great choice for fingerstyle players.
Body Style/Shape: Grand Auditorium with Demi-Cutaway
Neck: Maple, satin, 3 piece
Top: Alaskan Sitka Spruce
Sides & Back: Indian Rosewood
Headstock Veneer: Rosewood
Scale Length: 25-1/2” (multiscale 25.75” – 25” with 8th fret perpendicular)
Radius of Finger Board: 15”
Width of Neck: At Nut 1-3/4”, At 12th Fret 2-1/8”
Number of Frets: 20 Frets to body: 14
Body Length: 18-3/4”
Upper Bout Width: 11-1/4”
Lower Bout Width: 14-7/8”
Tuner Machines: Avian Branded Wilkinson (19:1 ratio)
Electronics: Optional B-Band a2.2 or T55 4 band EQ with tuner
Case: Optional hardshell case