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John Ray - Granada.

  • Year:

    2013 - concert model no. 166

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - very dark and mysterious in the centre; a little lighter on the wings. The back is without centre-decoration so the eye is drawn to the quality of the wood, the beauty of which is maximised by the shellac french polishing.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a silky, well quarter-sawn top with an elegant rosette with a fine centre pattern, all in natural wood colours. Rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Waverly-Sloane with ivoroid buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1415 grams

  • Condition:

    New, pristine and very elegant. All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    This concert model from John Ray has its roots firmly associated with the traditional patterns of Torres and Hauser combined with many Granada influences and the legacy of having learned so much in former years from Rolf Eichinger.
    This lovely instrument has a more rounded, sweeter treble character than many Granada guitars combined with a deeper bass voice. It offers much flexibility in the range of tone colours that can be found, resulting in a very expressive instrument suitable for a wide range of repertoire. It is also very well set up hence very comfortable to play and perform with.
    For refinement and purity of sound, for quality of materials and build, this is a class act.

    John Ray - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold October 2013. Please enquire for next available new one.
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523

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