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Default TNAG Visits Kostal Guitars Part 3 - Talking Guitar: Incoming Guitars for 2019



In the third part of our Kostal Headquarters visit, we look at some of the stunning incoming guitars we have spec'd out with Jason for The North American Guitar showroom in 2019.

Following on from an incredible year for Jason, we continue to aim to bring in the finest guitars on the planet, including a stunning Jumbo in Master Grade Maple, a OO in Padauk, an MDW in Amazon Rosewood and a jaw-dropping OMC in master grade Koa.

We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we enjoyed filming them...

First up we have an absolutely awe-inspiring Kostal Jumbo in a Master Grade Quilted Maple & German Spruce which is the sister (master grade) set from Jason's MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) exhibition piece. This guitar is going to be an absolute show stopper...here is Jason to tell us a little more about it:



Kostal Jumbo Master Grade Quilted Maple & German Spruce




Delivery Date: 2019

Model: Jumbo
Top: German Spruce
Back & sides: Master Grade Quilted Maple
Top braces: Sitka Spruce
Back Braces: Mahogany
Neck: One-piece Honduran Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding
Scale length: 25.25
Nut width: 1.75
Fretwork: Medium Tall
Rosette: Stained glass
End Graft: Decorative
Headcap veneer: Two-tone
Binding: Ebony
Cutaway: Florentine
Tapered body: Manzer-style wedge
Side position markers: MOP
Backstrip: Decorative
Bridge: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black/Ebony
Saddle: Bone
Nut: Bone
Case: Hoffee Custom


Next up we have an absolutely gorgeous OM in master grade Koa and German spruce, with a Manzer-style wedge and cutaway. In this talking guitar video, Jason articulates beautifully why he loves his Manzer wedges and just how popular they have become on his OM models this year.



Kostal OMC Acoustic Guitar, Master Grade Koa & German Spruce





Delivery Date 2019.


OM
Soundboard German Spruce
Back and Sides Master Grade Koa
Cutaway Florentine
Top Braces Sitka Spruce
Back Braces Mahogany
Rosette Stained Glass
Back Headcap Veneer Ebony
Fingerboard Ebony w/ Ebony Binding
Body Joint 14 Fret
Neck 1 piece Honduran Mahogany
Scale Length 25"
Nut Width 1.75"
Pickguard None
Fretwire Medium Tall
Case Hoffee Custom
End Graft Decorative
Headcap Veneer Two-tone
Binding Ebony
Tapered Body Manzer style wedge
Side Position Markers MOP
Backstrip Ebony 0
Bridge ebony
Tuners Gotoh 510 Gold/ Ebony
Saddle Bone
Nut Bone
Hoffee Case


Having seen a surge in popularity in the MDW model from Kostal Guitars this year, we decided to pull out all the stops and create a once in a lifetime instrument in this Amazon Rosewood MDW from Jason. The MDW model is one of Jason's desert island guitars, giving you (the player) all the versatility of an OM but with the punch of an MD and the snap of a OO. Built in what Jason believes is one of the finest sets of Amazon Rosewood he has in storage, this guitar is going to deliver a superbly sophisticated sound.



Kostal MDW Amazon Rosewood & German Spruce



Delivery Date: 2019

Model: MDW
Soundboard: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Amazon Rosewood
End Graft: Decorative
Headcap Veneer: Two-Tone
Binding: Ebony
Cutaway: Florentine
Side Position Markers: Kostal Dots
Backstrip: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony Top bracing: Sitka Spruce
Back Braces: Mahogany
Rosette: Stained Glass
Back Headcap Veneer: Ebony
Fingerboard: Ebony w/ Ebony Binding
Body Joint: 14 Fret
Neck: 1 piece Honduran Mahogany
Scale Length: 25"
Nut Width: 1.75"
Pickguard: Clear
Fretwire: Medium Tall
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black/Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay: Custom

Last but by no means least we have a very rare OO indeed on its ways to us in 2019. Modelled on a OO currently being built for Jason's teacher and mentor (and luthier legend) Ervin Somogyi in a beautiful straight grained set of Padauk. As Jason tells us in this Talking Guitar session, Padauk was one of Ervin and Jason's favourite tonewoods, having many tonal characteristics to Madagascar or Honduran Rosewood in the high end but with the warmth of Mahogany in the lows. Being such a huge fan of Jason's OO models we just know this guitar is going to be the perfect all-rounder, producing a beautifully balanced tone, that will sit perfectly for the modern style fingerstyle player as well as the flat picker, and being a OO means is extraordinarily comfortable to play whether that be at home or on stage.



Kostal 00 Padauk & German Spruce





Delivery Date: 2019

Model: 00
Top: German Spruce
Back & sides: Padauk
Top braces: Sitka Spruce
Back Braces: Mahogany
Neck: One-piece Honduran Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding
Neck join: 12th fret
Scale length: 24.75
Nut width: 1.75
Fretwork: Medium Tall
Rosette: Stained glass
End Graft: Decorative
Headcap veneer: Two-tone
Binding: Ebony
Side position markers: MOP
Backstrip: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black/Ebony
Saddle: Bone
Nut: Bone
Case: Hoffee Custom


So there you have it. Four absolutely phenomenal Kostal Guitars that are heading our way in 2019. For more information on these or any other Kostal Guitars, please do not hesitate to get in touch by calling us on +44 (0) 207 835 5597. or by emailing us here.

Have a great weekend.

Thanks
Ben
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