John Ray - Granada.

  • Year:

    2013 - standard model no.172

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - lovely, straight-grained timber with sycamore purflings and back centre strip. The body is a little shallower than many and is influenced by a Torres guitar that John knows well.
    Top bout:- 284 mm wide & 84 mm deep.
    Waist:- 242 mm & 88 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 370 mm wide & 87 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • 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, leaf pattern tuners 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:

    1433 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 crisp, focussed sound and 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.

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  • Price:
    Sold March 2015
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