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2010 Thames, Michael Concert - Classical Guitar

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The combination of Italian Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood is to fingerstyle guitars what lettuce and tomatoes are to sandwiches: the perfect complement. This 2010 Classical from Santa Fe, New Mexico-based luthier Michael Thames is just the sort of perfection you need, if you're interested in a guitar with clear, present bass notes and pronounced, articulate trebles.

The setup is silky and fast with a 650mm scale and 53mm nut, and the overall feathery weight makes for extra comfort and playability. We found there to be plenty of bark for vigorous passages, but this Thames also responded well to a lighter touch for more delicate pieces, where the meaty midrange can really shine. In splendid condition, this Thames still has a long life of music ahead of it.

The combination of Italian Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood is to fingerstyle guitars what lettuce and tomatoes are to sandwiches: the perfect complement. This 2010 Classical from Santa ...read full description

    Woods & Trim
  • Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: Spruce
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Rosette: Mosaic
  • Binding: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Bindings: None
  • Headplate: Rosewood
  • Headstock Bindings: None
  • Headstock Inlay: None
  • Top Trim: Wood Lines
  • Back Strip: Marquetry
  • Fret Markers: Side Dot at 7th
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Tuner Finish: Gold With Ivoroid Buttons
    Measurements
  • Body Size: Medium
  • Scale: 650 mm (25.6 in.)
  • Nut Width: 52.8 mm (2.1 in)
  • String Spacing: 57.9 mm (2.3 in)
  • Body Length: 19 in.
  • Upper Bout: 10 3/4 in.
  • Lower Bout: 14 1/4 in.
  • Serial #: 759
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 7/8 in.
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 1/8 in.
  • Frets to body: 12
    Extras
  • Cutaway: None
  • Pickguard: None
  • Case: Original Hard -
  • Pickup: None
  • Condition: Very Good. Two cracks at tailblock, both cleated and stabilized by our very own repair staff, light play wear below rosette.
Artists who play instruments by this builder: Stanley Yates, Madhavan Somanathan, Rafael Andia, Erich Avinger
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2010 Thames, Michael Concert -  Classical Guitar Player Reviews

Player Reviews:

"The trebles are quite sweet. Across the strings and registers, the voice is balanced and without wolf tones, and I love the play feel with the 53mm nut." - Paul Heumiller