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Old 03-11-2017, 05:24 AM
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Arrow Maingard 000 - *AWESOME* Brazilian RW / Euro Spruce w cutaway & bevels - $7200!

***LAST CHANCE BEFORE CONSIGNMENT***

I am reluctantly offering up my 2006 Maingard 000 that has old growth, highly figured Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and a silky European Spruce top. It's one of the best sounding Brazilian rosewood guitars I have played--the glassy tone is apparent from the get go, and it's definitely a looker with ink line figuring on the back and sapwood on the sides. The 000 is a smaller body with a larger voice due to its 12 fret design. It looks and sounds great. It also feels great as the smaller body is paired with Ryan style arm and rib bevels in ebony. This one is a masterpiece.

This guitar is very responsive, with a quick attack, good note definition and strong fundamentals with rich (but not overbearing) overtones. Professional setup by BR Fret Shop (Honolulu) a year ago. (yes, this was acquired from palolowarrior on AGF) The neck plays like butter--Marc's standard neck profile, which is hard to describe, but here's a shot: a soft mod V at headstock and tapers into a shallow C at the body.

Smoke free, pet free house, and NorCal is the perfect weather (temp + humidity) for instruments.



Even more pictures at Reverb here: https://reverb.com/item/4248283-2006...cutaway-bevels

Specifications:
  • Top: European (German) Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Highly Figured Brazilian Rosewood
  • Rosette: Ebony bound soundhole and Maple rosette
  • Purfling: Flamed Maple
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Ryan style arm and rib bevels in Ebony
  • Venetian cutaway
  • 12 fret
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Headstock veneer: Figured Brazilian Rosewood on both sides
  • Heelcap: Flamed Maple/Ebony
  • Backstrip: Flamed Maple
  • Saddle/Nut: Bone
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Case: Hiscox Pro II with Maingard logo
  • Nut: 1 3/4"
  • Saddle: 2 1/4"
  • Scale: 25.4"

Condition:

This guitar is in 9/10 condition, which I believe to be understated. I want the buyer to be perfectly happy. The only noticeable issue is a little finish bubbling/lift on the back of the neck near the headstock. It is not structural at all, and I tried to photograph it as best as I could. There are also a few pinsized indents on the back (see photos). No major dings/scratches. (Palolowarrior also rated it 9/10 so I don't think I'm making this up!)

The Hiscox Pro II 000 size case is custom made for this guitar. I had the support pillows refurbished with new pads directly from Hiscox, so this wonderful 000 fits very snugly inside.

Price:

Per Marc, current replacement value would be $15,000. That's his base price of $11,000 plus $4,000 upcharge for highly figured BRW. A similar new one just sold at Guitar Gallery for $15,500 here to Cincy2 on the forum.

I'm asking ONLY $7200 7450 7600 7750 7850 8000 shipped and insured for AGFers. This is a bargain at this price and I'm taking a loss! Price will go back up after I move down to SoCal.

Cost assumes payment by certified check or Paypal F&F--any PayPal G&S fees covered by the buyer. Shipping will be FedEx ground, and buyer can upgrade shipping options as needed. Guitar will be packed impeccably and double boxed.

I have a soundclip/video overview here:



And some soundclips (pardon the poor playing skill) as well. All recorded on a USB Yeti and completely dry:

https://soundcloud.com/user-75351759...00-fingerstyle
https://soundcloud.com/user-75351759...flatpick-strum

For more information, feel free to PM me.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:42 AM
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I am a former owner of this guitar. Outstanding build quality, easy playing, awesome sounding and a pleasure to behold.

Overall great guitar offered by a great seller.

No way to go wrong here.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:16 AM
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Maingard plus Brazilian plus 000 ..
What a great combination !
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:40 AM
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Good luck with sale. Very tempting....
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:42 AM
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I am a former owner of this guitar. Outstanding build quality, easy playing, awesome sounding and a pleasure to behold.

Overall great guitar offered by a great seller.

No way to go wrong here.
Thanks for the kind words Rob. This guitar is definitely a beauty. I showed it to Leo Buendia who also commented that Marc knew what he was doing and liked the sweetness of the tone.

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Maingard plus Brazilian plus 000 ..
What a great combination !
Thanks Alex, my take exactly. I think Marc's Euro/BRW builds highlight his tone best compared to other woods I've tried. Marc really gets a certain sparkle and presence on the high end that is accentuated by the glassiness of BRW. Marc calls it "edgy" in an presentation he did that's online.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:00 PM
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Oh yeah...this exceptional guitar went from Rob to me in Honolulu.
It is one of those guitars that I should never have let go.

If looks could kill...it does. The Brazilian is truly one of a kind. The top is the driver of this bus. Marc goes out once or twice a year to hand select his tonewoods.

Fit and finish on this one is "top 3", one of the best,

It is the tone and playability that really separates this from the pack. The deep body on this 000-12 package gives it the drive of dread when pushed. Very melodic with a strong bass.

So why did I let it go?
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:13 PM
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Someone buy this quickly! I'm unemployed, I just bought a house, and I'm still sorely tempted. Get it out of my sight!
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:57 AM
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Someone buy this quickly! I'm unemployed, I just bought a house, and I'm still sorely tempted. Get it out of my sight!
That's what credit is for! But seriously, thanks for the kind words. Maybe a price drop will tempt further...

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Oh yeah...this exceptional guitar went from Rob to me in Honolulu.
It is one of those guitars that I should never have let go.

If looks could kill...it does. The Brazilian is truly one of a kind. The top is the driver of this bus. Marc goes out once or twice a year to hand select his tonewoods.

Fit and finish on this one is "top 3", one of the best,

It is the tone and playability that really separates this from the pack. The deep body on this 000-12 package gives it the drive of dread when pushed. Very melodic with a strong bass.

So why did I let it go?
Thanks Alan. I know it wasn't easy to downsize your collection. I was and am still quite happy with the guitar. It's in my top 5-7 ever played, so it easily qualifies to be in my stable if not for the fact that I am shooting for top 2 in my Heinonen build. (My top 2 right now = my Langejans and the Olson SJ at Luthier's Collection that still haunts me... if my Heinonen can equal that Olson, which is what I'm aiming for, then I can truly say I own 2 of the top 3 I've ever played)

Happy to sell it back if your situation has improved!

And as Alan said, one of a kind figuring below. Any takers?

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What a beauty! Looks very comfortable to play too. GLWS!
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What a beauty! Looks very comfortable to play too. GLWS!
Thanks Rye. Maybe it has your name on it.

Weekend bump.
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Back from vacation price drop and bump.

This is a guitar plus shipping for less than half of the replacement cost!
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Midweek bump. A new lucky owner will be pleased with this one. I was playing again last night and wondering if I should be selling. The responsiveness of the top, glassy brazilian sound, and great tone are all apparent in this one!
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This is a monster axe and a monster deal!

Look at the Primo AGFers who have owned it. It is worth it just to snag some of their DNA! Hahaha

Best on the sale. I know the market is dismal, but guitars like this are rare as hens teeth!

Cheers

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This is a monster axe and a monster deal!

Look at the Primo AGFers who have owned it. It is worth it just to snag some of their DNA! Hahaha

Best on the sale. I know the market is dismal, but guitars like this are rare as hens teeth!
Thanks for the kind words, and agreed. Colin, Rob and Alan are all bedrocks of this community--and it's not that any of us have shipped this guitar outright after receiving. It's a great one.

Not many guitars can hit the tone, comfort, and looks that this one does!
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Beautiful. I absolutely love sapwood on the sides...
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