2011 double top classical: spruce-cedar with Indian rosewood

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Rosette and purflings are made entirely by hand, each string's intonation is individually compensated at both the nut and the saddle, and as always, the guitar has Rodgers tuning machines (the best in the world) and a high-gloss French polish finish.

This spruce/cedar double top has back and sides of Indian rosewood. The outer skin of the soundboard is Italian spruce with a light "raindrop" hazelfichte pattern. The inner skin is cedar, and the core is Nomex honeycomb in the tradition of Dammann and Wagner.

This guitar's sound is a great combination of power and finesse, with a beautiful traditional sonority, and lots of it. The range of colors is vast; different voices can be created with just subtle variations of right-hand position. All the strings are even across their range, and the first string stands out, clear and beautiful all the way up to the additional 20th fret.


Sound port with sliding door, Moorish Arch heel cap

Scale length is 650 mm, and nut width is 52.5 mm. Nut string spacing: 43.0 mm. Saddle string spacing: 57.0 mm.
This instrument is available at $14,000. A TKL 9100 premium double-arched hardshell case is included.

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12-hole bridge, "claro" walnut bindings, and spiral ribbon tail strip




Individually compensated saddle







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Eric Monrad, Luthier
Email: monradguitars@gmailcom 
7566 Eastside Road, Healdsburg, California 95448 
telephone (707) 838-7823

Last updated January 24, 2013
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