One of the alluring traits of a nylon-string guitar is the way its tonal character can instantly change the complexion of any song. This makes a nylon an indispensible tool for songwriting, recording and performance, letting you weave a different flavor or rhythmic texture into your music. nylons achieve the same exceptional playability as their steel-string siblings, offering a smooth crossover with a sleek profile neck, a 1-7/8-inch nut width (compared to a much wider traditional classical neck), and a slight fingerboard radius (20-inch compared to 15-inch on steel-strings).
With a nylon-string in your acoustic toolbox, you might be surprised by how often you end up reaching for it. 's ovangkol 400 Series guitars continue to be discovered and embraced by players, thanks in part to a compelling full-range tone profile that's comparable to rosewood. Ovangkol's natural tonal breadth and dynamic range fit many different playing applications. An all-gloss body adds a burnished complexion that ties ovangkol's toasted golden color tones together with the buttery Sitka Spruce top. All 400 Series instruments ship in a deluxe hard shell 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. 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. 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. Solid ovangkol back and sides complement the top with a sound that's comparable to rosewood. Ovangkol is an African relative of rosewood that shares a wide tonal spectrum from lows to highs, but with a slightly fuller midrange and a bright treble that resembles koa.
The ES-N is a single-source, under-saddle transducer, but the preamp design and tone controls were customized to complement the nylon-string voice. 's standard ES control knobs (Volume, Treble and Bass) enable plenty of tone-shaping and preserve the natural design aesthetic.
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Guitar size: Concert (Length 19-1/2", Width 15")
Cutaway: Yes - NS Soft
Body type: Grand Concert
Body depth: 4-3/8"
Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Solid Ovangkol
Bracing pattern: Nylon GC Bracing
Body finish: Glossy Top; Satin Back and Sides
Nut width: 1 7/8" (47.6mm)
Neck Shape: Standard Nylon Profile
Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
Joint: NT (New Technology) Neck System
Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Number of frets: 17
Truss rod: Yes
Neck finish: Satin
Configuration: Under-Saddle Piezo
Preamp EQ: Volume, Treble, Bass
Notch filter: None
Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
Tuning machines: Nylon Chrome with Pearloid Buttons
Rosette: 3-Ring Plastic
Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Tusq
Number of strings: 6
Special features: 20" Fingerboard Radius; Neck and Body Join at 12th Fret
Case: Deluxe Hard Shell Case
Country of origin: USA
If you love the sound of nylon strings but need a bit more oomph on occasion, this guitar is a great choice for you.
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