Instrument Details

2003 Southwell A Series, Indian Rosewood/European Spruce
$6,175 $5,995
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Southwell Guitars
Product Year
2003
Model
A
Serial #
213
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1366
Condition
Only a few small dings and some scattered nail marks on top.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Maple
Neck Profile
D
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Custom
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
5th, 12th Side Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
French Polish
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Rodgers
Tuner Finish
Gold with Black Pearl Buttons
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickup
L.R. Baggs Anthem SL
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
19 in
Upper Bout
11.625 in
Lower Bout
15 in
Body Depth Heel
3.375 in
Body Depth Tail
3.875 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.875 in
Nut Width (mm)
47.5 mm
String Spacing
2.133 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
4 lb. 3 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Kingham MTM
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Description

A lovely example of why Gary Southwell’s guitars are so highly praised: this 2003 A Series plays like butter in the pan, with a quick response and even string balance. The A Series offers a fresh take on the Classical model, with a cantilevered neck (adjustable with the turn of a key at the heel!), Florentine Cutaway, and custom Rodgers tuners. Here with a 1 7/8” nut and slim neck profile for easy left hand work, Indian Rosewood back and sides, and a European Spruce top. The previous owner upgraded this beauty with an L.R. Baggs Anthem SL pickup that sounds so, so good!


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Gary Southwell builds something completely different. Big bass response that rattles your chest, round and powerful treble strings. This is a modern-sounding Classical that is not at all trying to fit in with the crowd. The voices as compelling and fresh as the modern look of the guitar. It plays great everywhere along the fingerboard. If you’re looking for an instrument that will excite you and take you somewhere new, this is it.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.875 in
STRING SPACING 2.133 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

A lovely example of why Gary Southwell’s guitars are so highly praised: this 2003 A Series plays like butter in the pan, with a quick response and even string balance. The A Series offers a fresh take on the Classical model, with a cantilevered neck (adjustable with the turn of a key at the heel!), Florentine Cutaway, and custom Rodgers tuners.
 

Gary Southwell builds something completely different. Big bass response that rattles your chest, round and powerful treble strings.
 
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