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Old 03-12-2018, 10:37 AM
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Arrow *SOLD* 2013 Kevin Ryan Nightingale Grand Soloist (Custom Deep Body)

I acquired this stunner from Bobby (SuperB23) about a year ago and I have been enjoying this one immensely, so letting this go will hurt the most.
But I need to free up some cash and I selected this one simply because it will fetch the most value instead of having to sell several guitars.

This is a Nightingale Grand Soloist but has a custom deep body for that extra "OOMPH!". It has all the upgrades and features you can pick from Kevin Ryan's menu. It's hands down the prettiest guitar I have owned and the good news is that it sounds as good as it looks! Instead of trying to come up with superlatives to describe the tone, I'll just let Bobby's video do the talking (see below).

Please pardon the reflections on some of the shots:
























Specifications:

Body: Nightigale Grand Soloist (Custom Deep Body)
Top: Western Red Cedar
Back and sides: Honduran Mahogany
Nut width: 1.75"
Scale Length: 25.7" scale length

Upgrades/Features:
Ergonomic Bevel
Acoustic Flutes
EO Honeycomb Bracing
Paua Abalone Headstock Purfling
Paua Abalone Fretboard Purfling
Paua Abalone Soundboard Purfling
Paua Abalone Rosette
Deco Position Markets Fretboard Inlay
Ryan stamped Gotoh 510 Gold tuners with Ebony buttons
Custom End of Fretboard Termination
Custom Ryan Titanium Bridge Pint with 4mm Paua Dot
Deluxe Hardshell Case


Condition:

It's still in the same virtually mint condition when I got it from Bobby. No dings or any issues to speak of. Comes from a smoke and pet free home.
Never gigged and only used inside my guitar room. Always properly humidified and put back in its case when not being played.
I've also just put a fresh set of D'Addario EJ16s on it.


To build this new today would cost around $SOLD, not to mention Kevin's long wait list.
Asking ONLY $SOLD plus actual shipping on my FedEx account and fees (if any). Guitar will be shipped fully insured under my Heritage policy.

I prefer a straight sale but I might consider partial trades with at least $6000 cash my way. Interested mainly in Goodall, Froggy Bottom, Bourgeois, SCGC, Webber and perhaps others modern boutiques so feel free to let me know what you have. SJ/OM/GC size, cutaway and some bling preferred. 1 3/4" or 1 13/16" nut width only.
This will give you some idea: http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...80#post5644980


Thanks for looking!

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Ryan Nightingales make most all other guitars look and sound like plastic toys - - - this one is just stellar
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I don't have access to any headphones but I don't think I've heard such a rosewoody tone from a mahogany bodied guitar. If you'd not stated it was Honduran mahogany then I would have presumed it was rosewood. Maybe my ears are failing me as I get older but that's a beautiful rich, full bodied, textured tone with the clarity of mahogany. The cedar top gives it such warmth. I'm amazed....and stunned at the same time. Gorgeous.
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Kevin Ryan's creations are sublime. This one looks exceptional. Fantastic opportunity!!!
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:16 PM
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It doesn’t get much better. Great price.
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Thank you all to those who chimed in and who have inquired privately. I appreciate it! Some offers on the table, but nothing solid yet.

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I don't have access to any headphones but I don't think I've heard such a rosewoody tone from a mahogany bodied guitar. If you'd not stated it was Honduran mahogany then I would have presumed it was rosewood. Maybe my ears are failing me as I get older but that's a beautiful rich, full bodied, textured tone with the clarity of mahogany. The cedar top gives it such warmth. I'm amazed....and stunned at the same time. Gorgeous.
Hey Neil, you've nailed it buddy! You took the words out of my mouth! I should hire you as a copywriter.

Seriously, just listen to the video clip, especially on the parts where he just lets the guitar sustain and ring out and you'll know where Neil and I are coming from.
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As the previous owner of this fine instrument I can attest that this is a spectacular instrument in every way!! My video speaks for its self. Great seller here too!
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Wow o wow, should have asked you to bring this one out
last year when we met. I am still looking for the right "G" Rye but this one definitely tempting.

Another exquisite guitar. All the best with the sale.
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This deserves to be on page one! Great seller, as most here know...

Should not last long at all!

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Thank you all!

Sale pending.
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