John Ray - Granada.

  • Year:

    2010 - standard model no.145

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - lovely, straight-grained timber with sycamore purflings. The absence of back centre strip focuses the eye on the timber quality. The body is a little shallower than many and is influenced by a Torres guitar that John knows well.
    Top bout:- 284 mm wide & 83 mm deep.
    Waist:- 242 mm & 87 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 370 mm wide & 88 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar - fine quality of course and close-grained. Rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie block.

  • Tuners:

    Waverly-Sloane, leaf pattern tuners with ebony buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 44 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1520 grams

  • Condition:

    This guitar has some normal playing marks on the front. This has now been refreshed and shows very little marks. The rest of the surfaces are in very good,original condition with hardly any marks.

  • Comments:

    This cedar 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 earlier years from Rolf Eichinger.
    This instrument is lovely to play, It has a more rounded, sweeter sound world than many Granada guitars. From a body resonance between F# & G, it has a good depth of bass combined with a clear yet rounded treble voice. Like John Ray's spruce guitars, this offers much flexibility in the range of tone colours without much presence of some of the characteristic cedar sounds that spruce players are unsure about. It is also very well set up hence very comfortable to play and perform with.
    For comfort of playing, fine workmanship and quality of sound, this is a fine instrument at attractive price.

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  • Price:
    Sold March 2018
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