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2007 Ryan Nightingale Grand Soloist, African Blackwood/Engelmann Spruce
$12,355 $11,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Ryan
Product Year
2007
Model
Nightingale Grand Soloist
Serial #
647.64
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1343
Condition
Excellent, only minor finish check at headstock, some b string fret wear (plays buzz free).
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Blackwood - African
Top
Spruce - Engelmann
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Black
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
McIntyre Feather
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
15.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
25.7 in
Scale Length (mm)
657 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
5 lb. 6 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Tall, dark, and handsome. Our latest Ryan comes to us from 2007, and it’s blossomed handsomely in the intervening years. African Blackwood back and sides with an Engelmann Spruce top & arm bevel, this Nightingale Grand Soloist has an extremely smooth response from nut to saddle, and plays even more smoothly. The setup is glass; this Ryan almost plays itself. We found this one soaked up DADGAD particularly well, where the bass strings sweetened up without turning muddy. In excellent condition, and comes bundled with a McIntyre Feather pickup for onstage work, and a Calton flight case to safely deliver this Ryan to that stage. Kevin manages to coax a lot of color out of his guitars when voicing them, and that’s here with this Nightingale in spades, which dovetails nicely with the string-to-string balance for a rich, fat tone.

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This is a wood combination that I’ve not seen on a Ryan guitar before. African Blackwood with its hauntingly beautiful low midrange, and Engelmann Spruce known for its clarity and warmth come together perfectly here. This guitar is clear and present and full. An awesome fingerstyle instrument that can also handle strumming and it is beautifully elegant from head to toe.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.7 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ENGELMANN,
BLACKWOOD - AFRICAN

Tall, dark, and handsome. Our latest Ryan comes to us from 2007, and it’s blossomed handsomely in the intervening years.
 

This is a wood combination that I’ve not seen on a Ryan guitar before. African Blackwood with its hauntingly beautiful low midrange, and Engelmann Spruce known for its clarity and warmth come together perfectly here.
 
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