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2008 Charis Overo, Brazilian Rosewood/Redwood
$15,445 $14,995
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Charis (Bill Wise)
Product Year
2008
Model
Overo
Serial #
200
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1977
Condition
Light 1st and 2nd string fret wear.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Redwood - Flamed
Neck Wood
Mahogany - 5 Piece
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Rosewood - Brazilian
Rosette
Marquetry
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
13
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Horse
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Koa - Flamed
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
None
Pickup
L.R. Baggs
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
15.375 in
Body Depth Heel
4.125 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45 mm
String Spacing
2.313 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
5 lb. 12 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Guitar as canvas, that’s what we’re looking at here. Bill Wise’s “Overo” SJ, bedecked in a gorgeous array of marquetry depicting a paint horse rearing up before a rattlesnake, with badlands and mountains in the background. The woodworking and attention to detail is flawless and so on point; we really haven’t seen a piece quite as complex as this one from Bill before. All this marquetry work is on top of a set of gorgeous salvaged Brazilian Rosewood from Bill’s personal stash. Flip the guitar over, and you find a dramatically flamed Redwood top and Koa bindings. 13 frets to the body with a cutaway and soundport, plus a 25 inch scale for added warmth. Additionally, Bill installed twin arm and rib bevels for creature comfort, and an adjustable neck which keeps the setup dialed in precisely where you want it, just one twist of a wrench.
The 2008 Charis Overo SJ is a beauty, hands down, in pristine shape and equally suited to wow with both looks and sound.


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This is a very special guitar to celebrate the milestone of his 200th instrument. Bill Wise selected a very old salvaged set of Brazilian Rosewood and Flamed Redwood and worked with his daughter to create a gorgeous inlay scheme based on the Overo painted horses. The sound is lively and rich and full and as beautiful as the craftsmanship.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.313 in
WOODS REDWOOD - FLAMED,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Guitar as canvas, that’s what we’re looking at here. Bill Wise’s “Overo” SJ, bedecked in a gorgeous array of marquetry depicting a paint horse rearing up before a rattlesnake, with badlands and mountains in the background.
 

This is a very special guitar to celebrate the milestone of his 200th instrument. Bill Wise selected a very old salvaged set of Brazilian Rosewood and Flamed Redwood and worked with his daughter to create a gorgeous inlay scheme based on the Overo painted horses.
 
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