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Old 08-13-2018, 11:33 AM
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One of the great parts of our job here at The North American Guitar is working alongside our luthiers and spec'ing out jawdropping guitars (it's a hard job but someones got to do it) and doing this with superstar luthier Jason Kostal is not only incredibly exciting but a lot of fun.

The thing we have always admired about Jason from the first moment we started working alongside him back in 2010 was his drive and dedication for perfection in his instruments. His passion for his craft and ability to create guitars that move the world is nothing short of superhuman!

Every single instrument built by Jason starts with a vision; a tonal concept of where the guitar is going to go and what it is going to be 'great' at...and this all starts with the woods...which is where the fun begins! Jason (being Jason) has one of the most outstanding wood collections in the world, so the sky is the limit when searching for 'that tone' in your head.

Here is Jason to tell us what we have coming into The North American Guitar in 2019!

ENJOY...

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Kostal Jumbo Cutaway - Figured Honduran Mahogany / German Spruce -
£17,750




We just love a good Mahogany guitar here at TNAG and we especially love a jumbo! Put them together and add into the mix a superstar luthier like Jason and undoubtedly going to be a winner!

So it with great pleasure we can announce a TNAG exclusive, the first ever Kostal Jumbo in Mahogany and German Spruce. Set to be a cannon!
  • Soundboard German Spruce
  • Back and Sides Figured Honduran Mahogany
  • 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 25.25"
  • Nut Width 1.75"
  • Strings John Pearse
  • Pickguard None
  • Fretwire Medium Tall
  • Case Hoffee Custom
  • End Graft Decorative
  • Headcap Veneer Two-tone
  • Binding Ebony
  • Cutaway Florentine
  • Tapered Body Manzer style wedge
  • Side Position Markers MOP
  • Backstrip Ebony
  • Bridge Ebony
  • Tuners Gotoh 510 Chrome/ Ebony
  • Saddle Bone
  • Nut Bone

Kostal MDW Amazon Rosewood & German Spruce - £16,950



The Kostal MDW has become a best selling model for Jason and this Amazon Rosewood & German Spruce model is going to be something very special indeed! Currently being built and will arrive with us in 2018.
  • 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

Kostal OMC Master Grade Koa & German Spruce - £18,950



This is an utterly stunning OM in Master Grade Koa and German Spruce from Jason Kostal of Kostal Guitars. Jason loves building OM due to their versatility and dynamic range and we expect this one to be rather breathtaking.
  • 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

For more information on any of these incredible incoming guitars from Kostal Guitars, feel free to get in touch

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Old 08-13-2018, 01:22 PM
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I still think you guys should just buy Jason Kostal. Looking forward to the build, as per usual!
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:24 PM
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Jumbo? What does this mean? I see no body measurements.

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Old 08-13-2018, 05:53 PM
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From Jason's site:

Overall Length (12 fret): 40.50”
Overall Length (14 Fret): 41.875”
Body Length: 20.438”
Upper Bout Width: 11.25”
Waist: 9.00”
Lower Bout Width: 16.375”
Depth at Neck: 4.00”
Depth at End: 5.00”
Scale Length: 25.25”
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Old 08-14-2018, 05:20 AM
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Awesome ! Can we have a look at the amazon rosewood back ? Jason Kostal has some wonderful back and sides sets.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:02 AM
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Awesome ! Can we have a look at the amazon rosewood back ? Jason Kostal has some wonderful back and sides sets.
I think this one is it

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whoops, I think this amazon rosewood one already has a new owner.
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Is it even legal to sell new guitars in Amazon rosewood? Hasn’t there been a ban for more than a decade?
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:27 AM
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Is it even legal to sell new guitars in Amazon rosewood? Hasn’t there been a ban for more than a decade?


Definitely legal.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:54 AM
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I still think you guys should just buy Jason Kostal. Looking forward to the build, as per usual!
Trust me, we've tried! ;-)
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:26 AM
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Awesome ! Can we have a look at the amazon rosewood back ? Jason Kostal has some wonderful back and sides sets.
Yep, I've asked Jason for some photos of the Amazon Rosewood. He said he'd send them when he's back in his workshop. :-)
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