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Old 10-22-2020, 06:54 PM
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Default 2008 Schwartz Advanced Auditorium Cutaway Cocobolo/Engelmann Spruce

Cocobolo Rosewood back and sides with a gorgeous Engelmann Spruce top, Schwartz gave this Grand Auditorium-sized guitar a tonal palette which is rich but controlled, with a great balance across the registers. Flatpickers, rejoice: the Advanced Auditorium responds with resounding projection and clarity. Prefer your fingertips? Fingerstyle accentuates the balance and scope, letting the low-end mellow out and accompany the middle registers in perfect harmony.

Airy overtones in the trebles fill out the voice, lending the instrument a sweetness and poise that is matched only by Schartz's appointments, from the figured Curly Maple bindings to the Mother-Of-Pearl and Shell vine inlays across the rosette and at the twelfth fret. Kept in immaculate condition, you won't believe this guitar isn't even a decade old. There are probably brand-new guitars out there with more scratches. Protected by an equally immaculate Ameritage hardshell case, there's no need to worry about the instrument ever getting hurt in your travels.

Combining easy playability, rich tonality, and flawless condition, be prepared to play this Advanced Auditorium for many, many long hours.

I love it when we get some of Sheldon's work in the shop! The man's hands are perfect instruments--just like his guitars. - Paul Heumiller

Cash Price: $7,495

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