East Indian rosewood of good, well-seasoned quality; solid of course, with no or minimal decoration in terms of centre-strip, purfling and decorative bindings. The body is shellac french-polished.
Body length:- 486 mm.
Top bout:- 276 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
Waist:- 235 mm
Bottom bout:- 364 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
European spruce or Canadian cedar of good quality in 7-fan-strut construction with an attractive, hand-crafted rosette of concentric rings of different thicknesses and colours, rosewood bridge with bone-edged tie-block, and bone saddle. The front is shellac french-polished.
Rubner with Munich-shaped sideplates and black buttons.
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard
51mm at the nut with 42 mm string spacing.
1485 grams typically
The objective of this Kent Guitar Classics model is to offer an artisan-made, hand-built guitar with good quality materials, hand finished and set up very well, with professional 'concert guitar' quality sound and projection ... but at much reduced price for those able, ambitious players who, needing a really good instrument, are unable to afford the more expensive instruments.
Made for us in England by Stephen Eden Guitars, the materials, craftsmanship and sound qualities are at the highest level ... but all the time-consuming and costly cosmetic details that do nothing for sound, are cut right down to significantly reduce cost. These are the very opposite of so many guitars on the market that are all glitzy appearance and little substance in terms of real sound.
These Cadenza guitars have a crisp, clear, sustaining quality combined with good depth of bass and facilitate a wide variety of tone colour.
With cedar version, left-handed version or 64cm scale options now available, they are currently priced below £2000 including VAT ... offering sound quality way above most imported guitars at higher price. According to all that have played them, they have unbeatable sound at this price and higher ... which is the whole idea!
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