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2007 Schwartz Oracle Brazilian/Bearclaw Sitka
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Status
Sold
Brand
Schwartz, Sheldon
Model
Oracle
Serial #
126
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP972
Condition
Great shape. A few minute dings on top, some marks on back.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany - 5 Piece
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Black
Cutaway
Venetian with Bevel
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
K&K Pure Mini
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.625 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
648 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
5 lb. 3 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

We don’t know what dark rites Sheldon must perform to make such magical, resonant, and enveloping tone machines like this Oracle, but we’re glad he’s willing to go to such lengths for his craft. This 2007 Oracle has the kind of huge, enveloping bass that shoots out of the soundhole and wraps you up in a trice. Notes have palpable weight, and these trebles! Clear fundamental, and heady sustain. We apologize if the language is a bit extravagant, but it’s hard to describe this guitar as anything less than incredible.


Gorgeous dark Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top are just the tip of the iceberg. For the Schwartz Oracle, Sheldon creates three offset soundholes, adds a Venetian Cutaway with an extended bevel, a bent-style arm bevel, 5-piece neck, and a 25.5” scale that accommodates everything from Standard to esoteric C tunings. There’s a K&K pickup installed via the rear access panel, and if you peek inside you’ll find the top has been lattice braced for excellent resonance, and we found it responded equally well to picks as well as fingertips, in spite of the fact that Sheldon designed this guitar with primarily fingerstyle in mind. A pinless bridge and Calton case round out the package.


The Schwartz Oracle stands in a category all its own.


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The Oracle is simply one of my favorite modern guitar designs. What Sheldon Schwartz has created with this model is something truly unique and special in the guitar world. Big, open voicing with trebles that sound like individual woodwinds and a bass response that sounds like your favorite old D-28. All that in one package to make audiences and friends alike smile.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

We don’t know what dark rites Sheldon must perform to make such magical, resonant, and enveloping tone machines like this Oracle, but we’re glad he’s willing to go to such lengths for his craft. This 2007 Oracle has the kind of huge, enveloping bass that shoots out of the soundhole and wraps you up in a trice.
 

The Oracle is simply one of my favorite modern guitar designs. What Sheldon Schwartz has created with this model is something truly unique and special in the guitar world.
 
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