Raga-Guitar

Photos: William Ritter

Bowl-back Acoustic steel-string guitar, w/ 6 sympathetic strings.
1st of this series, initiated in 2017.
Stunning craftmanship, design, functionality and art-factor ++

 

Geometry  

 

Scale length : 25.4 inches  neck pitch +0.2 deg.  Standard steel-string neck w/1.7 inches nut width and 15 inches radius board @ 5th fret , 21 hard 18% nickel-silver frets medium crown. String spacing at bridge: 2.2 inches. Low bout 14.8 inches , Body thickness at mid-point 4 inches, to 7.5 inches behind player.

 

Materials

Carpathian spruce top plate w/white and red spruce bracing, Indian rosewood back/body, african ebony f.board w/ceramic side dots and one 12th fret front dot, indian rosewood and carbon fiber neck w/ebony peghead tied with neck reinforcement, african ebony bridge w/ camel bone saddle and ceramic/dyed pearwood inlay, camel bone nut, rosewood binding w/ dyed pearwood purflings green/white. Relic finish Golden-Age tuners w/nylon black buttons, handmade -side- pegheads for sympathetics, w/spruce, laminated rosewood, carbon fiber, ebony top/back, dyed pearwood lines and hardened steel anchor pins. Mosaique
full-circle rosette in dyed pearwood/ebony/rosewood. Top plate featuring oxidative process with salts of iron and proprietary process. Satin epoxy/copal/tung oil rubbed varnish, natural.



Custom wooden case w/alpaka felt cushions. Lifetime limited warranty to original owner, declaration of authenticity, serial number/label inside is : André Instruments- Thierry André no. 97 , 2017

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