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"Chords sound long and sweet and fingerstyle has all the snappiness and dynamics you’d expect or desire."
- David Mead Acoustic Magazine
Michael Bashkin's latest acoustic guitar design brings his recognized tone, playability and attention to detail to a new, wider audience. Avian has incorporated the best traditional features of Michael's work, along with his newer innovative design features, to bring guitarists a great new option at an affordable price.
The Songbird is based on Michael's medium-jumbo guitar, and is available as a cutaway. It offers fresh styling and a big voice perfect for strumming or finger picking.
The 25.5" scale will feel familiar to guitar 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 you lower or raise 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: Dreadnought with Demi-Cutaway
Neck: Maple, satin, 3 piece
Top: Alaskan Sitka Spruce
Sides & Back: Indian Rosewood
Headstock Veneer: Rosewood
Block: Mahogany B
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: 19-1/4”
Upper Bout Width: 11-1/4”
Lower Bout Width: 15-3/4”
Tuner Machines: Avian Branded Wilkinson (19:1 ratio)
Electronics: B-Band A1.2 with thumbwheel control
Case: Optional Hardshell case