This Limited Edition Grand Concert 12-fret is brimming with custom aesthetics and offers a custom wood set at a fraction of the price of a custom guitar. What also makes this guitar unique is that is is the only 12-fret Concert body in the 400 Series. It features a 3-piece back of solid, figured ovangkol with smoky ebony mini wedge, figured ovangkol sides, Sitka spruce top, Performance bracing with relief rout, mahogany neck with slotted peghead (24-7/8 in. scale length), and smoky ebony fretboard. Appointments include ebony binding, single-ring abalone rosette, 2 mm pearl dot inlays, full-gloss body, Venetian cutaway and slot head tuners with ivoroid buttons. The guitar features a limited edition label, comes with Expression System 2 electronics, and ships in a deluxe hardshell case made by for optimal fit and protection.
's Grand Concert is slightly smaller that its Grand Auditorium and yields controlled overtones, so the sound won't occupy a lot of sonic space. This is often a key consideration when other instruments are in the mix, such as in a performance or recording environment, and it allows the guitar to be heard more clearly. The Grand Concert pairs well with both 14-fret and 12-fret neck-to-body construction, and offers an articulate voice with top-end chime. It's perfect for fingerstyle players and light strummers, though flatpickers are known to enjoy its tonal character too. Its intimate size makes it lap/couch-friendly, and a great fit for players who find smaller instruments more physically comfortable.
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Think of the top as a speaker driver. It's also one reason why the sounboard bracing architecture is important - it helps orchestrate the movement of the top and the voice of the instrument. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. The back and sides help flavor the overall sound. Solid, figured walnut is aesthetically beautiful and and perfect platform that allows the Sitka top to perform to its full potential.
's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in ’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is ’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. Together with ’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your guitar. The Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, bass and treble controls.
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Body type:Grand Concert/OO
Top wood:Sitka spruce
Back & sides:SolidFigured Walnut with Smoky Ebony Mini-Wedge (on back)
Bracing pattern: Performance (Standard III with Relief Rout)XBracing with Relief Rout
Neck shape: Standard Profile
Nut width:1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard:Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood:Solid Hard Rock Maple
Scale length:24.87 in.
Number of frets:20
Configuration:Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
Headstock overlay:Genuine African Ebony
Tuning machines:Slot headwith Ivorioid Buttons
Bridge:Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut:Micarta "Wave"/Tusq
Number of strings:6-string
Special features:Tonewoods, Limited edition
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