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Malaysian Blackwood Classical Guitar
 
   
  Malaysian Blackwood Ultra-Narrow-Neck Guitar
   
  Malaysian Blackwood Ultra-Narrow-Neck Guitar
   
  Malaysian Blackwood Ultra-Narrow-Neck Guitar
   
  Malaysian Blackwood Ultra-Narrow-Neck Guitar
   
  Malaysian Blackwood Ultra-Narrow-Neck Guitar
   
  Malaysian Blackwood Ultra-Narrow-Neck Guitar
   
This guitar is an instrument in which I explored the limits of current lutherie technique - here, the use of a thin and narrow fretboard, almost a steel-string neck, with a classical guitar. The fretboard is Ebony with a 650 mm scale length and has a constant width of 46 mm from nut to saddle. The result is a guitar which is remarkably fast and easy to play, particularly for players who normally play a steel-string instrument, paticularly with barred chords in open tunings.

The back and sides of this guitar are made of Malaysian Blackwood. The soundboard is “bearclaw” German Spruce. The bridge and headplate are Snakewood, and the headplate has inlays of my "Maui Girl"™ trademark and "JAD" logo. The neck and peghead are Spanish Cedar -- not as thin as a hardwood neck, but thin and flat by classical-guitar standards -- and the guitar is fitted with Blake Robinson Northumbria Sterling Silver 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 heel has my signature Abalone heelcap and the inside of the soundboard is signed, dated and numbered (#10) by me.

Price
$6,250.00, which includes a hard-shell case.

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