Tuesday, March 29, 2011

C-3, A-3 and D-3 models comparison (1)

I rarely if ever have so many concert guitars in the shop at the same time, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to compare the tone. Caveat: recorded through Photo Booth on an iMac…

C-3, A-3 and D-3 models comparison (2)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A-3 Carpathian spruce / Madagascar rosewood












25.6" scale
1 25/32" nut width
2 9/32" bridge string spacing

Carpathian spruce top
Madagascar back & sides, bindings, headplate, backplate, end wedge and heel cap
Laminated Honduran mahogany neck
Ebony fretboard and bridge
Tortoise shell celluloid pickguard
Waverly nickel tuners w/ ebony buttons
Oil varnish finish
K&K Pure Mini transducer system

D-3 German spruce / Macassar ebony












25.6" scale
1 13/16" nut width
2 3/8" bridge string spacing

German spruce top
Macassar ebony back & sides, headplate, backplate, end wedge and heel cap
Bloodwood bindings
Ebony fretboard and bridge
Laminated Honduran mahogany neck
Gotoh 510 tuners w/ black buttons
Oil varnish finish

Particularities:
Sideport

C-3 Red spruce / sapele

















25.6" scale
1 25/32" nut width
2 3/8" bridge string spacing

Red spruce top
Sapele back & sides and neck
African blackwood bridge, headplate, backplate, end wedge and heel cap
Ebony fretboard
Ivoroid bindings
"Multicolour" custom rosette and backstrip
Ivoroid (Galalith) bridge & end pins
Grover Sta-Tites nickel tuners w/ ivoroid buttons
Oil varnish finish

A-1c German spruce / Malaysian blackwood













25.6" scale
1 3/4" nut width
2 5/16" bridge string spacing

German spruce top (Hazelfichte)
Malaysian blackwood back & sides, backplate and heel cap
Laminated curly maple / black walnut neck
Macassar ebony fretboard and bridge
Ziricote headplate and tuner buttons
Bloodwood bindings
Black walnut/curly maple purflings
Custom multicolour backstrip
Framed curly maple end wedge
Bone nut, saddle, bridge & end pins
Gotoh 510 gold tuners
Oil varnish finish

Particularities:
Cutaway, double sides (EIR), laminated braces (bloodwood / red spruce)


This guitar is available for sale at The Acoustic Music Co. in the UK.

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