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2008 Brondel A2, Sapele/Carpathian Spruce
$6,175 $5,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Brondel
Product Year
2008
Model
A2
Serial #
081002
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP849
Condition
Only a tiny top ding and some faint b string fret wear
Body Type(s)
Medium, 000
Back & Sides
Sapele
Top
Spruce - Carpathian
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Tortis and Wood
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Tortoise Style
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5 in
Body Depth Tail
4.375 in
Scale Length
25.625 in
Scale Length (mm)
651 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45.2 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
4 lb. 3 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Access
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Description

A guitar for the long haul: our 2008 Brondel A2 in Sapele and Spruce. This gorgeous piece of lutherie fits the 14-fret 000 niche to a T with a dynamic response, crisp bass, and an affinity to fingerpicked open tunings just as much as flatpicking fiddle tunes in standard. The C neck features a well-rounded carve, the body is bound in Tortoloid, and Laurent’s fit and finish is so clean it’s almost surgical. We’re very impressed by how consistent the sound is, regardless of what style we played in. The top is very energetic, and has some fierce projection that’s tapped with even a light attack.


It’s rare to find a guitar that's so versatile, but this 2008 Brondel A2 is just that. A great choice for whatever genre suits your fancy today, and tomorrow.


Other keywords: maine, luthier, a-2, sapale, mahogany

One of the primary things that independent builders can do is take the time and care to build a guitar light enough to be extremely responsive. That’s what I sense in this guitar. Great body energy, Mahogany-like bass response and pure melody notes. I applaud the use of tortoloid bindings here as it really frames out the Sapele body beautifully.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.625 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - CARPATHIAN,
SAPELE

A guitar for the long haul: our 2008 Brondel A2 in Sapele and Spruce. This gorgeous piece of lutherie fits the 14-fret 000 niche to a T with a dynamic response, crisp bass, and an affinity to fingerpicked open tunings just as much as flatpicking fiddle tunes in standard.
 

One of the primary things that independent builders can do is take the time and care to build a guitar light enough to be extremely responsive. That’s what I sense in this guitar.
 
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