NEW SHORT SCALE CABARET CLASSICAL

 

 

 this gem starts out with a gorgeous premium grade perfectly QUARTER SAWN piece of east indian rosewood that has been seasoned for over 10 years. It is topped with  master grade bear claw carpathian spruce which is tonally superior and eye catching as well. MACASSAR ebony adorns the fingerboard which is complimented by the brazilian rosewood headstock veneer and bridge. I just love the shape of the oval hole on this model and used my custom snakewood and mother of pearl ribbon rosette to bring all the details TOGETHER. a 25 1/2" fingerboard scale is the industry standard scale length for a nylon string and IS what I normally use but on this guitar I decided to shorten it to 25". It doesn't sound like a lot but the result is amazing. The shorter scale greatly reduces the string tension, the frets are closer together which makes complicated finger stretches easier to manage and I was able to get the action good and low without fret buzz or loss of volume. The end result is a stunning guitar with a warm and sweet tone that has plenty of bass response and is incredibly easy and comfortable to play. you can't ask for a whole lot more than that!



SPECIFICATIONS

BODY WIDTH:             14 3/8"

BODY DEPTH:              3 3/4" TO 4 1/8" TAPERED SIDES

NECK WIDTH:             1 15/16"

BODY WOOD:              PREMIUM GRADE EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD

TOP WOOD:                HIGHLY FIGURED BEAR CLAW CARPATHIAN SPRUCE

NECK:                          ONE PIECE HONDURAS MAHOGANY

SOUND HOLE:            custom OVAL rosette SNAKEWOOD AND mother of pearl ribbons

CUTAWAY:                  SINGLE VENETIAN

FINISH:                       HIGH GLOSS NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER IN natural

FINGERBOARD:         MACASSAR EBONY, 30" radius

SCALE:                        25" 19 FRETS

FACE PLATE:              brazilian rosewood

FRETS:                        STAINLESS STEEL

binding                     curly koa

bracing                     Lattice with adirondack spruce braces

TUNERS:                     premium sloan tuners with snakewood buttons

PICKUP:                      custom l.r.baggs with bone saddle

BRIDGE:                      brazilian rosewood variable downbearing

soundport:             hand carved floral design

TRUSS ROD:               2 WAY ADJUSTABLE