Instrument Details

2005 Sergei de Jonge Chelsea Presentation, Birdseye Brazilian/Adirondack Spruce
$9,785
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Specs
Status
Pending Sale
Brand
de Jonge, Sergei
Product Year
2005
Model
Chelsea Presentation
Serial #
509
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2256
Condition
Well preserved, only one mark on top and some faint guard scratches.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Back & Sides Keywords
Birdseye
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Snakewood
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Snakewood
Fingerboard Bindings
Snakewood
Fret Markers
MOP Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Abalone
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Snakewood
Tuners
Rodgers
Tuner Finish
Gold with Black Pearl Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.25 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.188 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.8 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.883 in
Weight
4 lb. 10 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Tweed
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Description

Cream of the crop, and then some. And then some more. This is what happens when Sergei de Jonge shoots for the moon, and nails it. His Chelsea Presentation model from 2005 fires on all cylinders, from voice to visuals. Extremely rare Birdseye Brazilian Rosewood back and sides pair up with Adirondack Spruce on top; Figured Snakewood appointments wrap the body and are used for both the bridge and the fingerboard; gold Rodgers tuners with Black Pearl buttons; Fossilized Ivory nut & saddle. After just one strum, we were struck by the immediacy and clarity of the voice. There’s crisp note definition from bass to treble, and a smoothness to the bottom end that really fills out the voice. It’s lovely in Standard, and also holds up handsomely tuned down—plus the silky smooth setup is an exercise in effortlessness. From tuner to tail, inside and out, this de Jonge Chelsea Presentation model is a work of art that stands in a category all its own.


Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, guitarbulding, fingerstyle, bird’s eye, brazilian, adriondack, abalone, 509

What a stunning guitar. Birdseye figure in Brazilian Rosewood is quite rare, as is the Snakewood used all over this guitar. Not just beautiful but great sounding, this is a world-class guitar in every way.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.188 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Cream of the crop, and then some. And then some more.
 

What a stunning guitar. Birdseye figure in Brazilian Rosewood is quite rare, as is the Snakewood used all over this guitar.
 
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