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2008 Ryan Nightingale 12-String, Brazilian Rosewood/Moonspruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Ryan, Kevin
Product Year
2008
Model
Nightingale 12-String
Serial #
650-64
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1532
Condition
Almost no marks or play wear, mint appearance. Tuners and frets replaced by our own repair staff.
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
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Spruce - Moonspruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Rosewood
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Paua Abalone
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Mini
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647 mm
Nut Width
1.875 in
Nut Width (mm)
47.5 mm
String Spacing
2.4375 in
String Spacing (mm)
62 mm
Weight
5 lb. 7 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Exquisite. One look at this Nightingale 12-string from Kevin Ryan, and you understand what all the fuss is about. We love Kevin’s guitars for their flawless fit and finish, modern aesthetics, and surgically precise tone, and this 12-string brings all of that to the table with the added presence and dynamism of doubled strings. You can bang out cowboy chords, sure, but any regular 12-string can handle that. Where this Ryan 12-string excels is in the definition of each individual note, from string to string and across the registers. This is an incredible fingerstyle guitar, and Kevin’s patent effortless playability really makes this one shine. This beauty was built in 2008 with Kevin’s finest woods (the Brazilian Rosewood is primo grade, and would today only be used on Kevin’s Signature models). Brazilian and Moonspruce, a perfect combination. Additionally, this Nightingale features Kevin’s namesake arm bevel and acoustic flutes, plus a custom fit Calton flight case for travel.


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It’s rare to find a 12-string that is refined both in appearance and tone. Kevin Ryan nailed it in this guitar. The larger body is perfect for the sound of the octave strings, and the playability is easier than seems possible. I’m as happy fingerpicking as strumming on this one, it plays beautifully.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.875 in
STRING SPACING 2.4375 in
WOODS SPRUCE - MOONSPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Exquisite. One look at this Nightingale 12-string from Kevin Ryan, and you understand what all the fuss is about.
 

It’s rare to find a 12-string that is refined both in appearance and tone. Kevin Ryan nailed it in this guitar.
 
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