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    If I had to choose one acoustic guitar, it would be a 14-fret 00 ... plenty of volume and low end, but small enough to be comfortable on the couch and on the stage.  This is a gently used example of Collings' take on it. Beautiful build with Collings' Traditional package, including an ultra thin nitro finish, short scale, with a 1 3/4 bone nut, pre-war scalloped X bracing, traditional carve neck, ebony fretboard and bridge. So good. The short scale makes it a delight to play. Hope it stays around a while, I will miss it when it's gone. Serial # 30951 Collings says:
    Our new 00 14-Fret series finds the sweet spot between small and mid-sizedinstruments while bringing to the table a distinctive voice and character all its own. ThisTraditional Series variation represents our vintage-inspired approach to voicing and construction, which brings out a strong fundamental tonality and dry articulation with warmer high-end response. The ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer and lightweight build provide added nuance and responsiveness, making for an exceptionally dynamic and versatile instrument that shines in a variety of playing styles.
    Condition: Near mint; Top: Select sitka spruce; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, Traditional carve; Nut: 1 3/4 bone; Width: 14 1/2; Depth: 4; Scale: 24 7/8; Binding: Ivoroid; Purfling: Herringbone; Rosette: wood; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)
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    I generally have a lot of really fine acoustic guitars around here, but this one is exceptional. This is Portland jazz guitarist Eric Skye's signature 12-fret 00 model, with a short 24.9 scale, slotted peghead, Adirondack top, and some drop dead gorgeous cocobolo back and sides. Lightly built with scalloped braces and hot hide glue construction, with a slightly deeper body for extra low end. This one is customized with 42 style fingerboard inlays, a script headstock logo and ebony bridge pins with abalone dots. A stunner. Lifetime warranty and beautiful Ameritage case.
    Here is how Santa Cruz describes it: Portland based jazz guitarist Eric Skye was named by 20th Century Guitar Magazine as “one of the best rising stars of the American acoustic jazz scene.” This hardworking instrumentalist has gained a loyal following both as a dramatic and expressive live performer and an in-demand acoustic guitar instructor both in Oregon and in the online music community. He has been featured in magazines such as Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, Jazziz and Jazz Improv, and his music can be heard on NPR. To match his distinct personality and playing style, Eric and Richard collectively dreamed up a gorgeous Cocobolo OO with an Adirondack top, unique 24.9 inch scale length for ease of playability, slightly deeper body for added bass and volume,  hot hide glue with Adirondack Spruce, scalloped bracing and a distinctive ivoroid rosette. This instrument is designed for the excruciatingly accurate and sophisticated techniques of the most demanding jazz fingerstylist. Condition: New; Top: Adirondack spruce; Back and sides: Cocobolo; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fretboard; Nut: 1 13/16; Width: 14.375; Depth: 4.06; Scale: 24.9; Binding: Abalone; Rosette: Ivoroid; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)
  • I've been waiting to try this guitar, and was not disappointed ... a great gigging acoustic, and a lot of fun to play with the various acoustic tones it offers plus a pure electric tone (and blendable, to boot). Lay down some pure acoustic backing on a looper and then turn on the electric pickup with your favorite amp simulation pedal and rock out. And just enough volume not plugged into an amp to practice quietly in the dead of night. Fender sez: A shape-shifting acoustic-electric with a revolutionary Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine. The American Acoustasonic Telecaster embodies the spirit of purposeful innovation on which Fender was built. From acoustic shape-shifting to electric rhythm tones, this powerful guitar uses a revolutionary Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine to deliver new sonic expression from the studio to the stage. Features Cutting-edge acoustic-electric guitar Acoustic Engine delivers 10 different body style and tonewood combinations Mod Knob selects and blends voices Patent-pending Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS) Three pickup systems: Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer; Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer; Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless magnetic pickup Integrated forearm contour and mahogany neck 12 radius, 1.6875 nut 25.5 scale Narrow Tall frets Ebony fingerboard Mahogany neck satin finish Solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany body, satin finish Graphtech TUSQ nut Deluxe gig bag. Condition: New; Top: solid spruce; Back and sides: mahogany; Neck: mahogany, ebony fingerboard; Nut: 1.6875; Radius: 12    
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    Lowden
    2013 F-25X

    $5,070 $2,995
    Here’s a 2013 Lowden F-25X in east Indian rosewood with a red cedar top. You might characterize this one as a "player's guitar," it is solid but cosmetically has a few small dings in the top and at the edge of the binding, and another at the top edge of the headstock. It is in fine shape structurally and plays nicely, has opened up and sounds great. The cedar top has aged to a beautiful rich brown shade. The F is the mid sized Lowden, with the characteristic overtones, brilliant highs and endless sustain that Lowdens are known for. I sold this guitar new in 2013 and ordered it with a low profile neck, which is still a good-sized neck.  Beautiful guitar. With original Hiscox case. This would be a $5000 guitar if I ordered it new today, so save yourself some money. Condition: Used, very good; Top: red cedar; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: 5-piece mahogany and rosewood with ebony fingerboard; Nut: 1.75; Width: 15 7/8; Depth: 4 3/4; Scale: 24.75; Binding: Sycamore; Purfling: Mahogany, walnut, sycamore, rosewood; Rosette: Rosewood, sycamore, walnut, mahogany    
  • Here’s a brand new WL-12 with Collings' new aged finish option. The aged top incorporates some subtle checking to the finish, but no nicks or scratches you might associate with other reliced guitars. I love these maple Waterloos. The WL-12 is a new variation on the flagship WL-14 that brings together the elements of maple back and sides, vintage x-bracing, and 12-fret construction to create an entirely new Waterloo experience. By joining the neck to the body at the 12th fret, the bridge is positioned closer to the center of the lower bout, producing a rich and open tone with stronger low end response than you would typically expect from a parlor-sized guitar. Maple back and sides make for the perfect tonal compliment to the body design, adding focus, projection, and a pronounced front-end attack that is sure to inspire players of nearly any acoustic genre. As a standard, all WL-12 models feature a moderate oval-shaped neck profile with a fully adjustable truss rod, drop-in saddle, and a vintage “iced tea” sunburst finish. This is still a large neck compared to most guitars but not uncomfortable. Hardshell case included. Waterloos are made at the Collings facility in Austin, TX — “Waterloo” was the name of the village which eventually grew into Austin. With warranty and hardshell case. Condition: New; Top: Solid spruce; Back and sides: Figured maple; Neck: Mahogany, oval neck; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 14 3/4; Depth: 4 1/4; Scale: 24 7/8 Binding: Ivoroid; Rosette: Ivoroid; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)
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    Here's a brand new Huss and Dalton Road Edition dreadnought, sitka spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides. The Road Edition was conceived several years ago during an economic downturn ... basically, how to put a fine, handmade guitar out at price that was more approachable for the working musician, and how appropriate that this one has arrived today. This guitar is every bit a Huss and Dalton, made by the same fine folks in Staunton VA, but featuring simpler appointments. We have a solid sitka top and solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, a rosewood fingerboard and a gloss finish on the top, matte finish on the back, sides and neck. Gotoh tuners, and a simple black TKL hardshell case. Huss dreads are cannons, and this one is no exception. A lot of guitar for the money. Condition: New; Top: Sitka spruce; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany; Nut: 1 23/32; Width: 15.5; Depth: 4 7/8; Scale: 25.4; Binding: black; Purfling: b/w/b; Rosette: b/w/b; Lefthanded guitar (of course); Retail: $3500
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    Here's a  beautifully appointed Santa Cruz H13, with an Adirondack top, east Indian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack bracing with hot hide glue construction, bone bridge and end pins, Style 42 fingerboard inlays, a beautiful burst and Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Santa Cruz's popular H13 is their take on Gibson's 1937 Nick Lucas model. A smaller guitar, but with a body depth approaching that of a much larger dreadnought, the H13 produces  volume and bass that belie its size, with tone to match. It features 13 frets clear of the body, and capitalizes upon the best attributes of a 12-fret's resonance and a 14-fret's access. The body fits perfectly in your lap, equally adept at strumming or fingerstyle. The unique bracing pattern is a hybrid of  scalloped and tapered braces. Gorgeous sunburst, slotted headstock, lifetime warranty and handsome Ameritage case. Condition: New; Top: Sitka spruce; Back and sides: EI rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fretboard,; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 14.75; Depth: 4.875; Scale: 25.375; Binding: Ivoroid; Purfling: Herringbone; Rosette: Ivoroid b/w/b; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $7675  
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    Lowden
    F-22 cutaway

    $5,465 $4,920
    Here’s a new Lowden F-22 in mahogany with a red cedar top. The F is the mid sized Lowden, with the characteristic overtones, brilliant highs and endless sustain that Lowdens are known for. This one is customized with a cutaway for improved upper fret access, and the low profile neck, which is still a good-sized neck.  Beautiful guitar. Lifetime warranty and Ameritage case. Condition: New; Top: red cedar; Back and sides: Mahogany; Neck: 5-piece mahogany and rosewood with ebony fingerboard; Nut: 1.75; Width: 15 7/8; Depth: 4 3/4; Scale: 24.75; Binding: Sycamore; Purfling: Mahogany, walnut, sycamore, rosewood; Rosette: Rosewood, sycamore, walnut, mahogany    
  • The Froggy Bottom D12 is their version of the original 12-fret dreadnought design. A requested model since 1971, this traditional 12-fret, slope-shouldered dreadnought has the powerful bottom end common to dreadnoughts, while retaining power and clarity across its range.  Highly figured maple binding, Gabon ebony fingerboard, water buffalo bone nut and saddle and nickel Waverly tuners. AVS hardshell case. Condition: New; Top: Adirondack spruce; Back and sides: Mahogany; Neck: Mahogany, gabon ebony fingerboard, #5 green abalone inlays; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 16; Depth: 4.5; Scale: 25.25; Binding: Maple; Purfling: b/w/b; Rosette: Abalone; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)
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    Santa Cruz makes a terrific OM, and this deep body custom version has pulled out all the stops.  One of the finest I've played. Very alive, great note separation, terrific balance with a little extra low end and, of course, impeccable build quality. This guitar features a beautiful Italian bearclaw spruce top, spectacular cocobolo back and sides (cocobolo is one of my favorite woods for an acoustic), Adirondack bracing, hot hide glue, cocobolo rosette, scalloped bracing, ebony fretboard, nickel Waverleys with ebony buttons, a koa bound headstock and neck and a 1.75 nut. Light for a cocobolo guitar, just a smidge over 4.25 pounds. Lifetime warranty and handsome Santa Cruz case by Ameritage. Condition: New; Top: Italian bearclaw spruce; Back and sides: Cocobolo; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fretboard, koa binding; Nut: 1.75; Width: 15.25; Depth: 4.83; Scale: 25.375; Binding: koa; Purfling: b/w/b; Rosette: cocobolo; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $10,175
  • Here’s a gorgeous lefty Santa Cruz D-12 Custom guitar with a non-slotted headstock. Light as a feather and incredibly alive guitar. Legendary artist and first call session ace, Norman Blake, has long appreciated the power and sensitivity of the original dreadnought design with 12 frets clear of the body. SCGC’s prototype D-12 Model was commissioned to showcase Norman’s playing style by adding clarity and sustain for an articulate response to the flat pick. Building a guitar with 12 frets clear of the body creates more air volume, which allows greater amplitude and sustain. The hand tuned X-bracing insures increased bass response, while the top voicing and 4-1/4 inch sound hole size combine to achieve great presence in all ranges. This eliminates the tendency of the traditional dreadnought towards boominess at the expense of midrange and treble. The controlled integrity of Mahogany sides and back impart clarity and definition to the guitar’s complex acoustic presence. The D-12’s sheer volume, complexity and incredible sustain make it a truly inspiring stage partner. Lifetime warranty and Ameritage hardshell case.
      Condition: New; Top: Sitka spruce; Back and sides: Mahogany; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fretboard, diamonds and squares inlays; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 15.5; Depth: 4.25; Scale: 25.375; Binding: Ivoroid; Purfling: Herringbone; Rosette: Ivoroid b/w/b; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $6100;
  • This left handed Carter-Poulsen G-Model is a stunning guitar with superb tone. Hand built in Santa Cruz by Willie Carter and Eric Poulsen, this guitar features beautiful east Indian rosewood with a terrific bearclaw sitka spruce top. The dark rosewood is set off elegantly and subtly with red pernambuco binding and sycamore purfling, which imparts beautiful sparkling golden detail lines. The rosette is sycamore, as well. The shape is Carter-Poulsen’s take on a 14-fret 00 size, but with an innovative horizontal tone bar that transverses the lateral bracing. The guitar has great bass response, a pleasing midrange and crisp, clear trebles. Very comfortable neck and a short 24.9 scale. Remarkable guitar for recording. Carter-Poulsen guitars are gaining a strong following both domestically and internationally, and one strum will tell you why. Both Willie and Eric have their roots in the Santa Cruz Guitar Company.  With a custom Ameritage Carter-Poulsen hardshell case.
      Condition: New; Top: Bearclaw sitka spruce; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 15; Depth: 4.25; Scale: 24.9; Binding: Rosewood; Purfling: Sycamore; Rosette: Sycamore; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); Price: $5995  
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