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African Blackwood Classical Guitar  
   
  African Blackwood Classical Guitar
   
  African Blackwood Classical Guitar
   
  African Blackwood Classical Guitar
   
  African Blackwood Classical Guitar
   
  African Blackwood Classical Guitar
   
  African Blackwood Classical Guitar
   
  African Blackwood Classical Guitar
   
  African Blackwood Classical Guitar
   
  African Blackwood Classical Guitar
   
  African Blackwood Classical Guitar
   
The back-and-sides of this guitar are made of African Blackwood, which is the current wood-of-choice now that high-quality Brazilian Rosewood is nearly unobtainable.  The result is a guitar with the traditional look of a rosewood guitar, coupled with the bright and powerful sound of my proprietary soundboard design.

The soundboard is Master-grade Sitka Spruce, and the 660mm-scale-length fretboard is Madagascar Ebony.  The bridge and binding are Snakewood, the neck, heel & head block are Spanish Cedar, which is traditional for Spanish classical guitars.  The peghead is African Blackwood, inlaid by Craig Lavin Custom Inlays with my "JAD" logo in abalone and a “Diamond Maui Girl™” design containing four small genuine diamonds.

The guitar is fitted with Sterling Silver Hauser-style David Rodgers tuning machines with Snakewood buttons. The peghead uses my proprietary Rear String Slot design. Like all guitarmasterworks guitars the soundboard uses my proprietary NO-BRACES design licensed from RainSong Graphite Guitars; RainSong calls the patented design Projection Tuned Layering™.  The soundboard is inlaid with three Abalone dolphins in the upper bout and the heel has my signature Abalone heelcap. The inside of the soundboard is signed, dated and numbered (#14) by me.

The guitar has a very strong and full tone, and is set up with a low action for fast Spanish-style playing.

Price
$12,500.00, which includes a Hiscox deluxe hard-shell case.

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