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Jim Redgate of Adelaide, Australia

  • Year:

    2008 - number 293

  • Body:

    Rosewood - with highly attractive colour and figuring. The construction of these back and sides compared with the maker's lattice guitars, is quite traditional with single thickness sides and traditional back with four back braces. Including arm-rest.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar in sandwich-top construction with a fine-detailed rosette, padauk bridge with decorated tie-block having 12-hole tie system. The construction of the soundboard is a cedar-Nomex-cedar sandwich with assymetric arrangement of harmonic bar and some fan-struts underneath.

  • Tuners:

    Graf - Celtic Weave sideplates with snakewood buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut with 43.5 mm string spacing. Playing action - 4mm at 6th string; 2.7mm at 1st string.

  • Weight:

    1665 grams

  • Condition:

    Near mint, new original condition. This guitar has been meticulously cared-for.

  • Comments:

    Well - I think I can safely say this is the best Australian guitar I have played, by some margin. I find it less tight and with a less metallic, less latticey sound than the lattice-fronted Redgate guitars. It is a loud guitar but also one that is pleasing to play quietly, with a natural sound and less 'attack noise' than lattice guitars and some other sandwich-topped guitars. The tone colour can also be varied. A guitar clearly for the concert artist with power and musicality in plentiful supply.
    In near-perfect condition, this is a real opportunity for someone.

    Jim Redgate - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold September 2009
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523

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