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Old 11-08-2019, 03:19 PM
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For sale is a 2015 Heritage Grande built by Mike Franks in Rochester Hills, MI. His Heritage Grande is modeled after Martin’s 0000, and this particularly instrument has a slightly deeper body (4-1/2”) making it fall between the Martin 0000 (4-1/8”) and Jumbo (4-7/8”) body sizes. In this case, it ends up being the same exact specs as a Collings SJ and very similar to a Santa Cruz OMG.

Here are the full specs:
• Soundboard: mastergrade Red “Adirondack” Spruce
• Back: Black Cocobolo Rosewood
• Sides: Black Cocobolo Rosewood
• Neck: figured Honduran Mahogany
----Frets to body: 14
----Shape: C (more Gibson than Martin)
----Joint: solid Mahogany blocks with mortised joint
• Fingerboard: Ebony inlaid with Style 45 snowflakes Paua Shell
----Radius: 16”
• Bridge: Ebony, belly
• Bridge Pins & End Pin: aged bone with inlaid center dot
• Purfling: bold Herringbone
• Rosette: bold Herringbone
• Binding: tortoise shell
• Heel Cap: tortoise shell
• End Graft: tortoise shell
• Headstock: Cocobolo Rosewood veneer
• Nut: 1 3/4” width, fossilized walrus ivory
• Saddle: 2-1/4” spacing, fossilized walrus ivory
• Bracing: Red “Adirondack” Spruce, scalloped
• Tuning Machines: Gotoh 510 Antique Brass with Ebonoid buttons (or Charis Cocobolo/Macassar Ebony)
• Construction: Hot Hide glue
• Soundhole: 4-1/8”
• Scale: 24.9”
• Dimensions:
----Body Length: 20-3/16”
----Upper Bout Width: 11-5/8”
----Waist: 9-3/4”
----Lower Bout Width: 16”
----Upper Bout Depth: 3-3/4”
----Lower Bout Depth: 4-1/2”
Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer

Includes a Martin/TKL 580 Geib Style case with 5-ply construction and plush velvet interior in Cabernet.

$5750 Paypal'd and shipped CONUS, OBO. No trades please.










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Rob
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:43 PM
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Goodness, that is gorgeous cocobolo wood! Bet it plays like a dream.

In case you just joined AGF, I can share Rob is wonderful to work with - don't hesitate on this one...
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:11 PM
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Default Great guitar even better seller

Great guitar even better seller.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:11 AM
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Smile Bump for goodness sake!

Holy Smokes! What a STUNNER.

Let me join in the chorus of Rob's friends and AGF buyers sellers and traders. Just an outstanding seller and a stand up gentleman!

And, Franks builds mighty fine guitars. But this one is a step or three beyond!!!

Buy with confidence and enjoy at your leisure...

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Old 11-11-2019, 02:54 PM
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Thanks very much Guys.

Did anyone notice the ‘owl’ on the back?
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:18 PM
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Wow that is a stunning looking guitar. I have an MJ Franks om Legacy that is just unbelievable. Someone is going to get a really sweet guitar.
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Thanks very much Guys.

Did anyone notice the ‘owl’ on the back?
I thought I saw the Grinch wedged between the elevator doors.

Wow. What a beauty!
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:23 PM
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Thanks Gents.

This one is a stunner for sure.
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I will also vouch for MJ Franks and the quality and sound of his guitars -
I own one of his dreads -its outstanding in every way -with a killer tone -
good luck on the sale -someone is going to get a lifer of a guitar .
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:51 PM
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I will also vouch for MJ Franks and the quality and sound of his guitars -
I own one of his dreads -its outstanding in every way -with a killer tone -
good luck on the sale -someone is going to get a lifer of a guitar .
Thanks Tony

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That is SUPERB...!!! GLWS
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Old 11-28-2019, 04:35 PM
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That is SUPERB...!!! GLWS
Thanks Dave.

This is one of the best for sure
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:05 PM
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Beautiful Franks still available
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