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2004 Ryan Signature Series Nightingale, Brazilian Rosewood/Swiss Spruce
$22,660
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Ryan, Kevin
Product Year
2004
Model
Signature Series Nightingale Grand Soloist
Serial #
487.61
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2250
Condition
Very clean. Light marks on pickguard.
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Swiss
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Abalone, MOP
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
McIntyre Feather
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
25.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
654 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.773 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.855 in
Weight
4 lb. 12 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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The cream of the crop never tastes so sweet as when you play this Signature Series from Kevin Ryan. And sweet is the word here! Premium Brazilian Rosewood from Kevin’s exclusive stash held aside for his Signature Series builds (this one is #033), plus Swiss Spruce on top added creaminess and velvety bass. The voice is smooth and handsomely defined; an exquisite piece for the modern fingerstylist, or anyone who needs maximum definition and detail in every note. The setup is effortless in hand, and Kevin’s use of a longer 25.75” scale adds pop and sizzle to those trebles to really sing out. Kevin’s already surgical-grade precision is cranked to eleven on this one. Fit and finish is flawless, as are the Select Blue Paua Abalone appointments and bevel and intricately interwoven inlay around the 12th fret.
When a builder as good as Kevin really lets the throttle run wide open, you get powerhouses like this Signature Series Nightingale—a once in a lifetime guitar.



Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, fingerpicking, grand auditorium, brazilain, venetian cutaway, calton, #487.61

This is the best of the best from Kevin Ryan. For a signature series, he uses only his reserve Brazilian Rosewood. The result is top-of-the-line tone and beauty beyond compare.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SWISS,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

The cream of the crop never tastes so sweet as when you play this Signature Series from Kevin Ryan. And sweet is the word here!
 

This is the best of the best from Kevin Ryan. For a signature series, he uses only his reserve Brazilian Rosewood.
 
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