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2003 Sobell Model 1 East Indian/European
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Status
Sold
Brand
Sobell, Stefan
Product Year
2003
Model
Model 1
Serial #
P403
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5360
Condition
Excellent A few shallow dings on top. Frets freshly levelled, crowned, and polished by our very own repair staff!
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - East Indian
Top
xx
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Herringbone
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Koa
Tuners
Gotoh
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
11.75 in
Lower Bout
16.375 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.625 in
Scale Length
25.63 in
Scale Length (mm)
651 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Original - Calton Flight Case
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Description

We're grateful each time a Sobell blesses our shop with its presence--Stefan's builds are consistently resonant, dynamic, and eminently playable. This 2003 Model 1 is no exception! With a 1 13/16" nut for left hand comfort and 25 5/8" scale for crisp intonation in lowered tunings, this Sobell is all the arsenal a fingerstylist could need. You hardly apply any pressure and the notes start leaping off the fingerboard; to say this is a responsive guitar undersells it. Sobell's instruments sell for a pretty penny these days, so this Model 1 with Indian Rosewood and European Spuce comes at an excellent bargain--and it's in splendid shape, but broken in nicely. From Irish airs in DADGAD to country blues in Standard, this Sobell remains a big-voiced tour de force.

I'm a longtime fan of Sobells. Stefan manages to tease that extra 10% out of the bass notes to really fill out the voice. We just dressed the frets, too, so this Model 1 plays like melted butter.
 
Nicely balanced with all of the midrange clarity you'd expect from a Sobell. Ideally suited for fingerstyle playing.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.63 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS XX,
ROSEWOOD - EAST INDIAN

We're grateful each time a Sobell blesses our shop with its presence--Stefan's builds are consistently resonant, dynamic, and eminently playable. This 2003 Model 1 is no exception!
 

I'm a longtime fan of Sobells. Stefan manages to tease that extra 10% out of the bass notes to really fill out the voice.
 
Nicely balanced with all of the midrange clarity you'd expect from a Sobell. Ideally suited for fingerstyle playing.
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