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Here we have an astounding 2005 Maingard GC with some tremendous wood and lovely appointments. It was custom built for a friend of Marc Maingard’s family and is quite special. For starters, there is a stunning set of Brazilian Rosewood with beautiful color and just enough sapwood to add some drama to the back. The top is extremely silky European Spruce which brings its power and beauty to the voice.
It is replete with a cutaway and front and back bevels for ultimate comfort and playability. The rosette is a highly customized Abalone Triangles design that really sets off this guitar. Acoustically, this Grand Concert is explosive. Maingard’s voicing gives each string an incredible pop, so played fingerstyle or with flatpicks the guitar can fill an entire house, let alone a room. We’re not convinced that this guitar actually has a ceiling, so we’ll just have to keep playing it for a few more hours (or days) to find out.
|Spruce - European, Rosewood - Brazilian
We’ve been able to raise thousands of dollars for hurricane relief with our recent auctions! Now we’d like to switch gears for a moment and help out another cause, this time on the west coast. California has been battling some incredibly destructive fires for months now, and we want to help both those who risk their lives to fight these fires and those whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed.
This is the perfect time to auction off a great example of California lutherie from Mr. Ervin Somogyi to benefit his own state. With an opening bid of $8,495, a portion of the proceeds from our 1986 Somogyi Mod D will go directly to California firefighters and those affected by this rash of wildfires through the California Fire Foundation.
Please email your bids to [email protected]. In the order that we receive bids, we will update the current price above. Bids within the U.S., please. The auction will close at 12pm EST Sunday, 11/12/17. Once the donation is finalized, we will ship you the guitar for free! Thank you for helping out!
Here’s a link to the California Fire Foundation for more information: http://www.cafirefoundation.org/
We’ve got a hearthrob for all you flatpicking maestros who want a Dreadnought for cannonading at the Bluegrass session that can also handle delicate fingerstyle arrangements when you’re playing solo–this 1986 Somogyi Mod D with Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce is the birthday present you’ve been waiting for all year.
The voice is strong and expressive, but excellently well-balanced so even when you’re providing backing chord work for your bandmates the guitar is articulate and clear. The middle registers have a particular presence that puts a little extra meat on the bones of your solos, fleshing out the tone with warmth and color. With brand new frets and a McIntyre Feather pickup, this Somogyi is ready to hit the stage!
One of Ervin’s earlier guitars, this Mod D is a unique glimpse into the foundations of Ervin’s legendary reputation–and with a foundation as strong as this guitar, it’s no wonder Somogyi has become a household name for guitarists and builders everywhere.
|Spruce - Sitka, Rosewood - Indian