Instrument Details

2003 Schoenberg ES-Soloist, Honduran/Italian Alpine Spruce
$5,969 $5,795
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Schoenberg Guitars
Builder
Schoenberg/Sexauer
Product Year
2003
Model
ES-Soloist
Serial #
880203
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1031
Condition
Excellent. Some marks on top, a few faint marks on neck.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Honduran
Top
Spruce - Italian
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Maple
Top Trim
Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Honduran
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Oil Varnish
Body Bindings
Snakewood
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.125 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.25 in
Body Depth Tail
4.125 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45 mm
String Spacing
2.375 in
String Spacing (mm)
60 mm
Weight
3 lb. 8 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - AVS
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Description

This 2003 Schoenberg ES-Soloist comes from Bruce Sexauer, replete with Honduran Rosewood (dalbergia tucurensis, according to Bruce) back and sides, an Italian Alpine Spruce top, and Snakewood bindings for style. This Honduran Rosewood is beautifully straight-grained and quartersawn, and pairs well with the aged amber tint of the Alpine Spruce top. Together with Bruce’s lutherie chops, these coalesce into a well-oiled fingerstyle machine. Notes have excellent definition and color, with the treble strings having a particularly full and present timbre, and work well with a balanced bass and mid range response for an even-keeled playing experience.
Hefting this Soloist, you’ll be surprised to find such a featherweight instrument in your hands. This beautiful OM weighs only 3.5lbs. Waverly butterbean tuners help keep the weight down, but it’s really Bruce’s voicing and build style that make this Soloist so agile. The Italian Alpine Spruce top responds so well for both aggressive and lighter attacks, we found it difficult to find a style of fingerpicking that didn’t gel with it at the drop of a hat.
Long story short, this Schoenberg is fabulous. It feels easy, plays effortlessly, and has an immense tonal palette for the player to pick and choose from. The kind of guitar you simply don’t get tired of.


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This is a featherweight guitar that is also a powerhouse. Like a 1920s Martin, the notes fire right off the top. The snappy bass and sublime mid range are all there. You can keep your $50,000 in the bank and play this one right beside any of those old guitars. It’s a gem.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.375 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ITALIAN,
ROSEWOOD - HONDURAN

This 2003 Schoenberg ES-Soloist comes from Bruce Sexauer, replete with Honduran Rosewood (dalbergia tucurensis, according to Bruce) back and sides, an Italian Alpine Spruce top, and Snakewood bindings for style. This Honduran Rosewood is beautifully straight-grained and quartersawn, and pairs well with the aged amber tint of the Alpine Spruce top.
 

This is a featherweight guitar that is also a powerhouse. Like a 1920s Martin, the notes fire right off the top.
 
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