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2004 Ryan Nightingale, Cocobolo/Cedar
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Ryan
Product Year
2004
Model
Nightingale
Serial #
368.1159V
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP936
Condition
Only faint b string fret wear, one extra faint finish check on top, and one cleated top crack.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Abalone
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
15.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Length
25.7 in
Scale Length (mm)
655 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.313 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
5 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - AVS
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Description

Listen to this 2004 Nightingale sing, and you’ll understand why Kevin Ryan’s guitars are so revered: string-to-string balance is even and clear, the trebles smooth and round, the bass and mids with a profound sonority and depth. This is, simply put, a fingerstyle dynamo. Cocobolo for the back and sides, Cedar on top, and Kevin’s arm bevel and 25.7” scale all make for smooth clarity, and just the right amount of velvet overtones to make its acoustic voice an almost palpable presence.


Abalone appointments set off the dark woods, and Gotoh 510s are the golden capstones of the headstock. Playability is pure butter, not that hydrogenated junk. This Ryan Nightingale is the real deal.


Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, contemporary guitar, fingerstyle guitar, cocobolo rosewood, red cedar

The voice on this guitar has really come to life over the past 14 years. Every fret speaks volumes. Beautiful bass response and note separation. Perfect blend of registers.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.7 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.313 in
WOODS CEDAR,
ROSEWOOD - COCOBOLO

Listen to this 2004 Nightingale sing, and you’ll understand why Kevin Ryan’s guitars are so revered: string-to-string balance is even and clear, the trebles smooth and round, the bass and mids with a profound sonority and depth. This is, simply put, a fingerstyle dynamo.
 

The voice on this guitar has really come to life over the past 14 years. Every fret speaks volumes.
 
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